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Constable Arthur Fleece Crenshaw | Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Constable

Arthur Fleece Crenshaw

Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 4, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Constable Arthur Crenshaw and Federal Prohibition Agent John Waters, of the United States Treasury Department, were shot and killed while investigating illegal stills in Pasco County, Florida. They were shot from ambush as they sat in their car.

Six men, five of them brothers, were arrested and charged with both murders. All were tried but none were convicted. One was shot and killed on February 24th, 1925, by officers raiding a liquor still near the site where Constable Crenshaw and Agent Waters were killed.

Constable Crenshaw was survived by his wife, son, mother, and brother. He is buried in Trilby Cemetery, Trilby, Pasco County, Florida.

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Federal Prohibition Agent John Van Waters
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 4, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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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 27, 2016

 

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