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


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

Suspect: 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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A lot of us went to Colonial High School in the 60s and we all remember 'Big Sid' who kept the peace at the Steak n' Shake on Hwy 50 (Colonial Drive). Everybody loved him. It was certainl a tragedy when he was struck and never could return to the work he loved.

Dinah (Oakes) Thweatt
Student-Colonial High School 1961-63
March 25, 2014


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