Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 1966

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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 her 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.

A 42-year-old woman, the driver of the vehicle that struck the officers was arrested and charged with manslaughter and careless driving. The careless driving charge was later dropped.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 21, 1965

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Rest in peace Patrolman Crenshaw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

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