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Deputy Sheriff Olney Benton Crawford | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Olney Benton Crawford

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, March 24, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Crawford was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He and another deputy were investigating a previous accident when an intoxicated wrecker driver sped through the scene and struck Deputy Crawford. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
He had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and child.

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Deputy Sheriff Crawford,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
March 24, 2013

 

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