Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # 294
Offender: Denied parole in 2005
Trooper Larry Crabtree was shot and killed after stopping a car for running a tollgate on the Turner Turnpike. While approaching the vehicle the juvenile driver turned in the seat and shot Trooper Crabtree at point blank range with a shotgun. Witnesses notified other troopers via CB and the suspect was apprehended approximately 14 miles away.
The 16-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death but the sentence was later reduced to life in prison. He was denied parole in February 2005. His next parole hearing will be in February of 2017.
Trooper Crabtree had been with the agency for 13 years.