Deputy U.S. Marshal John Dees "Buck" Crews

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Dees "Buck" Crews

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1909

John Dees "Buck" Crews

Deputy Marshal Buck Crews was accidentally shot and killed while en route to conduct a liquor raid near Panama City, Florida, with other officers.

He was riding in a boat across St. Andrews Bay when a rifle accidentally discharged, striking him in his side. He was returned to his home where he died on March 4, 1909.

Deputy Marshal Crews had served as a deputy marshal for several years and was assigned to the Holmes County District. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Florida
  • Incident Date Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 100th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 4, 2009

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