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Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw, Jr. | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Sergeant

Harrison Crenshaw, Jr.

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 18, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a known criminal.

During the stop the suspect produced a handgun and a struggle ensued. During the struggle Sergeant Crenshaw was shot once in the chest, but his badge stopped the round. Another shot struck him in the chest, killing him. The suspect was arrested but committed suicide in jail several days later.

The shooting occurred in the front lawn of Officer Simmons Arrington, who was hosting a barbecue at the time. Officer Arrington was shot and killed in the line of duty three days later during an unrelated call.

Sergeant Crenshaw was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been with the Metro-Dade Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, two children, father, two brothers, and two sisters.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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