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Police Officer Craig William Rath | Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Craig William Rath

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, May 27, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 206

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Craig Rath was killed when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle at an intersection. Officer Rath was leaving a public park after conducting surveillance in an unmarked vehicle when he failed to stop at a stop sign. When he entered the intersection he was broadsided by another vehicle, ejecting him from his vehicle and causing it to flip. Two officers who were following him rolled the vehicle off of him, but he was killed on impact.

Officer Rath had served with the agency for six years and had served as a United States Army Military Policeman with the 555th MP Company at Fort Lee, Virginia and Quantimo Bay, Cuba. He is survived by his wife, also an employee of the agency.

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Miss you so much. It's been seventeen years but it feels like yesterday when my life was shattered. Talked to many people today and reminisced; so many great memories. Reassured by many that you will not be forgotten. Til we meet again in Heaven, I love you.

May 27, 2016


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