Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2010

Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw was shot and killed after responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a home on County Road 500.

Deputy Crenshaw and another deputy responded to the call at approximately 4:00 am in a rural area near Ripley. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject outside. As they made contact with the man, Deputy Crenshaw was fatally shot.

The suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Deputy Crenshaw was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served as a patrol deputy for the Tippah County Sheriff's Department for seven years and had previously served as a detention officer with the agency.

He is survived by his wife, four children, one stepchild, mother, three sisters, and one stepbrother. One of his sons also works for the department.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge T-5
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

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