Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2000

Kevin Curtis Crayon

Police Officer Kevin Crayon was killed after being dragged by a vehicle being driven by a juvenile.

Officer Crayon noticed the 12-year-old boy operating the vehicle in the parking lot of a United Dairy Farmers convenience store at 5564 Colerain Ave. and approached it at 12:43 a.m. As he reached inside the vehicle in an attempt to take the keys out of the ignition, the suspect suddenly drove away and dragged Officer Crayon alongside the vehicle.

In an attempt to save his own life, Officer Crayon shot the suspect once in the chest before being freed from the vehicle. However, Officer Crayon sustained massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The juvenile drove the vehicle to his parents' house where he collapsed and died.

Officer Crayon, a U.S. Army veteran, had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for four years. He is survived by three teenage children, his mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years, 2 months
  • Badge P347
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile offender

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 2000

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 1, 2017

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