I had the tremendous opportunity to take the last Fingerprint Identification class Mike taught. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will always remember. He is the reason why I am working towards becoming IAI Certified. My heart breaks to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.
Such a nice guy. Always a joy to talk with.
I'm saddened to hear that Mike passes from this world. I worked with Mike on the IAD BOD and SWGFAST. I was immediately impressed with his leadership and knowledge in the Forensic Field. Anyone who knew Mike knew he was a very special person that you would never forget him. He was an amazing man.
My deepest condolences to the Campbell family and all those who worked with or knew Mike. He became a friend to anyone who knew him. I met Mike at a Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) meeting in 2003 and immediately, we became kindred spirits. We spent many hours playing “friendly” games of cards and talking. Often Mike and I would talk through the troubles of fingerprint philosophies and the world until the wee hours of the morning after a fun game of cards with other SWGFAST members. In later years, we would see each other at conferences and meet for at least one meal and enjoy some small talk. Mike’s love for our Savior and his family was always apparent.
My sincere condolenses to the Campbell family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Mike was a very respected and knowlegable individual. He conducted a number of my Forensic training classes. He was truly a giver and will be deeply missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
My sincere condolences to the entire family of Michael Campbell a very decent co worker whom I knew at MPD.
Mike was someone who never said no to anyone needing his help on the techniques of crime scene investigation. Mike was a very good teacher and taught many officers and detectives during his career at MPD as a CSI Specialist.
Mike was very respected by his co workers and those that knew him. He was taken way too early from his family for whatever the reason.
Mike enjoy your next journey as you travel to the heavens. When you arrive at your destination your lord and those who died before you will have their arms open to greet you.
May god bless the Campbell family during this time of sorrow as they cope with their loss.
Mike I will never forget the day you called me to inform me that I finally lifted a good identifiable latent print. Mike then showed me the results and it was determined to be my finger print, “A good laugh was had by everyone at “B of I”, after all that Mike had taught me.
R.I.P Mike you are in my prayers
I had the pleasure of being Mike’s student several times while taking finger print classes. He was always cheerful and kind. He will be missed!
I was honored to get to work with Mike at RS&A. He was one of the good guys and will be missed by so many.
Respectfully, David Hyde
Our deepest condolences to the Campbell family. I worked with Mike in the B Of I when I was a police aide in the 80’s. He was a kind, patient, humble man.He was so proud of his family and children. What a beautiful tribute video to a life well lived. Rest In Peace Mike.
I worked with Mike for many years and he was great to work with. Rest in Peace brother.
I met Mike when he spoke at our IAI division conference a few years ago and he left an impression with me with his kindness and humility. My thoughts and condolences go out to your family.
Debbie and Family,
I am very proud to have known Mike and was at times able to have been provided with his friendship and expertise. He listen and understood, and was a role model for all MPD. You all must be very proud. May he Rest In Peace.
Hi Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about Mike. You have my sympathy. Good memories of Mike and the Walter's football team. Hopefully the love and support of family and friends will help you through this difficult time. Take care, Jan
My deepest sympathy to the entire Campbell family. May God guide you in your grief and sadness through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
(Jason Stockfisch's Mom)
Mike absolutely knew what he was doing. He cared for his family. He cared for the B of I/Identification Division. He cared for the students that he encountered. Most of all, his family.
May Debbie and his family be comforted by his being with Jesus.
Mike Campbell was a great person to work with in the B of I he was his own man and did not follow other people he loved his family and was dedicated to the science of Finger printing and made it a life long career. He will be missed. The old saying B of I till the day we Die. 39
Sleep well, Mike! May God bless the Campbell family!
Rest In Peace my Brother….
For the last several days I have experienced periods of terrible grief as I miss my best friend Mike, and moments of almost uncontrollable smiles as I pause to recall his friendship over the years. Mike and I first met at an IAI conference in Pensacola Florida in 1989. He sat in on a workshop I conducted at the conference and we hit it off for sure. A Mississippi boy from a crime lab and a mid-western "Cop" from MPD. You talk about an odd pair for sure but that was the beginning of a decades long friendship second to none and we were blessed to have our wives Debbie and LaDonna get to know each other as well. As both of us were committed Christians, we soon discovered our lives to be more alike than different. We became "Brothers in Christ" and remain so.
After Mike completed his phenomenally successful career with Milwaukee PD, he and I continued to discuss the potential for Mike to join RS&A, my Christian Forensic Science Training and Consulting Company, as a Trainer and as my Training Coordinator. We both served as members of various committees within the International Association for Identification and both served on the Board of Directors of that esteemed professional organization. I just wish for his extended family and friends to know how much Mike was respected in our world of forensic identification. He was as well known in Italy and Morocco as he was in California and Florida. Mike had dear friends all across the globe and he was respected by all. He literally taught thousands upon thousands of up and coming fingerprint experts and became known as one of the true gentlemen of our profession.
As Mike would so often say, "I said all that to say this", I loved my friend Mike Campbell, my prayer partner, my confidant, my counselor, and my brother in Christ. When he entered the gates I can almost hear Christ Jesus saying "Well done thy good and faithful servant. Come on in and rest for a spell. You're going to be here a long time".
Til' I see you again my Brother, your brother, Ron.
I'll remember Mike as a kind, gentle and devoted man. Met Mike when we were kids, playing softball and a little football. Mike always impressed me with how he carried himself in all instances. My condolences to Debbie and the Campbell family. May his memory bring you peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
It was an immense honor to be able to call Mike my friend, which he was for a great many years. He was truly one of the very best men I have ever known. I will miss you Mike…….until we meet again Godspeed my friend!
God Speed Mike, family man, coworker, friend. Sincere sympathy to his family.
I offer my deepest condolences to Debbie and family. It was so many years ago that Mike and I worked together as kids at Kopps on 60th and Appleton. I enjoyed our times playing tackle football without pads at Wick Field! Mike was a pretty rough and tumble player but was also a caring person who would drop anything to help you out. God speed Mike and thanks for all those memories. Heaven has another angel!
Mike was a great man who made a positive impact on so many people's lives in so many different ways. He loved Jesus, he loved his family, and he loved fingerprints. I will miss seeing Mike, but I know I will see him again one day. Dancing and singing in the golden streets on high! I am praying for you Debbie and the whole Campbell family. GOD BLESS!
We met at a IAI banquet when I sat at your table with you and your wife Debbie, from that day on we became good friends and met many times at IAI conferences and for RS&A. I even joined you and your family for a BBQ at a Brewers game.
I will miss you old friend and offer my condolences to Debbie and your family, my families prayers are with you all at this sad time.
RIP Mike with your lord almighty
Mike, my big brother, my family and I will miss you so much. I will cherish the times we spent together. Debbie and the rest of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a great man! Thanks to all of you so much for including my extended family in our camping trips and giving Pat and I the opportunity to fall in love with and spoil your grandchildren.
Mike you will be deeply missed by so many people to even begin to
count which shows an awesome Legacy. Many of my most awesome moments in my childhood involved you as my big brother doing things special with and for me. I look forward to seeing you together with others that have already departed. Thank you Debbie for everything you did for Mike during this trying time.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.