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Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw | Orlando Police Department, Florida Orlando Police Department, Florida

Patrolman

Sidney Crenshaw

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/21/1965

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on West Colonial Drive on July 7, 1965. Patrolman Crenshaw had stopped to assist two other police officers with a vehicle stop.

As the driver of the vehicle stopped stepped out of the car another car traveling on West Colonial Drive struck all three officers and the civilian. The civilian was killed instantly. Patrolman Crenshaw was removed to the hospital where he died on November 22, 1966. The other two officers recovered from their injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the officers was arrested and charged with manslaughter and careless driving.

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Sid Crenshaw was one of my father's very best friends. They used to race Harley's on the beach together. As a kid growing up, I remember like it was yesterday meeting him at the prison farm by the incenerator for lunch often.

My memories aren't any more current than that, but I remember what a giant I thought he was. Rest in Peace, Sid. I hope you and dad are swapping lies in heaven together!

Ces Lawton
Friend and former OPD
December 6, 2016

 

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