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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

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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I was lucky to know him as Unlce Sideny.As a three yr. old he was a gaint to me.He gave a on his ride Harley ,and he gave me my frist tricylce and jeep that I rode my twin brothers around in the yard,and later on in life we lived on the same street.As many of you have said once you met him you never forget him,and I have a speical place in my heart for him,and I miss him too.

carolyn Rodenbrock Anderson
July 14, 2014


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