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Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Kevin Curtis Crayon

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 4 years

Badge # P347

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Shot and killed by officer

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Officer 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 a parking lot of a convenience store and approached it. 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 suspect drove the vehicle to his parents' house where he collapsed and died.

Officer Crayon had been employed with the Cincinnati Police Division for four years, and is survived by three teenage children.

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It saddens me everytime I think about this entire situation. I still have nightmares and flash backs after all these years. I was working that night at UDF. I was the last to speak to officer Crayon and the boy. I live with regret to think if somehow someway I could have stopped it. As I watched it all unfold I ran to call 911. To be very honest I'm not a big fan of cops but there are a small handful of cops that are awesome and really make a difference. Officer crayon was one of those that were awesome and really connected with the public. He was always smiling and talking about his wonderful children. I went to the funeral looking for closure but as I passed him while being a sobbing mess I looked over to his children sobbing and saying who is that girl. I wanted so bad to go over and tell them what he said about them and what really happened. The news had it all wrong. So one day I will find a way to speak to his kids and let them know that he was not only their hero but all of ours.

Amy
May 10, 2016

 

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