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Police Officer Arthur Glenn Craft, Jr. | Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Arthur Glenn Craft, Jr.

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, February 14, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 223

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Released 1n 2009

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Officer Craft was shot and killed after responding to a call of a crazy man in the woods behind a residence. When Officer Craft arrived on the scene he was ambushed by the man and shot in the chest with a shotgun. The suspect also shot and wounded two other officers before being taken into custody.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to kill. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison on October 9, 1974. He was released from prison September 8, 2009. The suspect, who had a history of violence and assaulting guards while in prison, was jailed three days after his release for resisting arrest.

Officer Craft had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and son. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.

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God bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will never be in vain or forgotten. May God protect your family and your son as he works his beat everyday!

Cpl. David Craft
Craven County Sheriff's Office
September 26, 2011


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