Sheriff Champ Crawford

Sheriff Champ Crawford

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, February 26, 1942

Champ Crawford

Sheriff Crawford was shot and killed in the local barber shop by the man he had just beaten in the recent election for sheriff's office. Sheriff Crawford was in the barber shop when the losing opponent entered and began arguing with him. The man suddenly pulled a gun and opened fire, fatally wounding Sheriff Crawford.

Despite being mortally wounded, Sheriff Crawford was able to return fire and fatally wounded the suspect.

Sheriff Crawford had served as sheriff for 7 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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The evilness of a defeatist. Worse the wanton and heinous actions perpetrated against an honorable and dignified law enforcement professional. Rest in peace Sheriff Crawford. As your name implies a champion of peace, unity and class. Morals and resourcefulness still are ahead of violence and perverted values.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2016

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