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Police Officer George Benard Crawford | Magnolia Park Police Department, Texas Magnolia Park Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

George Benard Crawford

Magnolia Park Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 17, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 9/16/1921

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Police Officer George Crawford succumbed to injuries sustained the previous evening when he was involved in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of 71st Street and Harrisburg Avenue in Magnolia Park.

At approximately 5:30 pm, he was traveling eastbound on 71st Street when a vehicle made a left turn from Harrisburg Avenue in front of him, causing a collision. He was transported to St. Joseph's Infirmary where he succumbed to his injuries the next morning.

Officer Crawford was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. He was buried in Harrisburg Cemetery in Houston.

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Officer Crawford,
Sir, it has taken over 91 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Magnolia Park.


United States Border Patrol
November 29, 2012


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