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Captain Thomas Allen Craig | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas


Thomas Allen Craig

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, December 14, 2000

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Age: 49

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Captain Craig was killed after being struck by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a prior accident.

Captain Craig stopped his patrol car to help the driver of a vehicle which had overturned during a winter storm. While at the scene, another vehicle lost control on an icy bridge and spun into Captain Craig and a citizen who had stopped to help. Captain Craig succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Captain Craig had been employed with the Arkansas State Police for 26 years, and was the commander of the Arkansas State Police's Family Protection Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I considered Tom "a good friend". I remember how he always made me laugh with his corny jokes that he shared with me and the other officers. We worked together when he was in CID with ASP and had an office at the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department. Tom was admired by many in law enforcement, and he wore the badge with utmost integrity. RIP my friend. I'll see you again some day and I hope you will have a few more jokes to tell us.

CPL. Bob Barham
AR State Capitol Police (Retired) & former Faulkner County Deputy
May 16, 2016


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