Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Sidney Crenshaw

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 21, 1965
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Sid paid the ultimate sacrifice. What a horrible tragedy!! Sounds like he was an officer and a gentleman (giant). Thanks Sid for your service.

MPO Sharon Edgecombe
The Orlando Police Department

December 1, 2017

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