By David Madden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials at Graterford Prison have confirmed the death on an outlaw biker who admitted to the brutal murder of an Upper Darby police officer 13½ years ago.READ MORE: Police Asking For Help Identifying Man Wanted In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run That Killed 8-Year-Old Boy
Thomas Campbell, who went by the street name “Tom Thumb,” had been on the lam from weapons charges when he came upon and murdered 10-year veteran officer Dennis McNamara.READ MORE: Open For Business: Spike's Trophies Focusing On Wins After Dealing With Major Losses During Pandemic
More than a year later, Campbell admitted his crime, in an effort to avoid the death penalty.
Campbell died of natural causes behind bars at age 65, according to a Graterford spokeswoman.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
Colleagues on the force remembered McNamara not just as a consummate professional but a genuinely decent guy, and suggest that Campbell’s passing might provide McNamara’s family and friends with a little closure.