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Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw | Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, December 3, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 7 years

Badge # T-5

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/3/2010

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Charged with capital murder

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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.

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