Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Officer Crumley was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole as he was responding to assist another officer. The second officer had been left with three juvenile car thief suspects when other units on the scene left to assist in another car chase.
When the other units left several adults appeared and began to argue with the officer, who then requested assistance. Officer Crumley was responding from approximately a quarter mile away. He was travelling at a high rate of speed and, as he crested a hill, another vehicle pulled out 400 yards in front of him. He swerved to avoid the vehicle and struck the utility pole, cracking it in half. The driver of the second vehicle, who was driving drunk, was arrested later in the night. Officer Crumley was wearing his seat-belt and his airbag deployed but impact was so great that he still suffered fatal injuries.
Officer Crumley had served with the agency since August 1997. He is survived by his wife and one child.