Investigator William Dennis Crane

Investigator William Dennis Crane

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 12, 1953

William Dennis Crane

Investigator William Crane suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect and seizure of evidence in Baltimore, Maryland.

He and other agents were conducting surveillance at a location on South Pasca Street when they observed a suspect trying to sell liquor. As Investigator Crane attempted to arrest him the man fled on foot. Investigator Crane chased him a short distance and then struggled with him before placing him under arrest.

A short time later Investigator Crane began complaining of chest pains. He was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died a short time later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Maryland

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2013

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