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Corporal James Eddie Crump | Fayette Police Department, Alabama Fayette Police Department, Alabama

Corporal

James Eddie Crump

Fayette Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, June 7, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 109

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Corporal James Crump and Officer Arnold Strickland were shot and killed at 0530 hours when a suspect grabbed the service weapon of one of the officers and opened fire.

The officers were booking the suspect at the police department for operating a stolen vehicle when the incident occurred. Besides killing both officers, the suspect also shot and killed Dispatcher Leslie "Ace" Mealer, who was in the dispatcher's office at the time. The suspect then stole a patrol car and fled the scene. He was apprehended three hours later by deputies from the Lowndes County, Mississippi Sheriff's Office. The suspect was convicted of capital murder and was sentenced to death on October 6, 2005.

The Fayette, Alabama Police Department is a 14-person law enforcement agency.

Corporal Crump had 10 years of law enforcement experience and had served with the Fayette Police Department for two and a half years. He is survived by his son.

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Officer Arnold Gunther Strickland
Fayette Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Saturday, June 7, 2003
Cause: Gunfire

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