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Patrolman Lee Anthony Crews | Valdosta Police Department, Georgia Valdosta Police Department, Georgia


Lee Anthony Crews

Valdosta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 24, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 720

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Lee Crews was shot and killed during a struggle with a burglary suspect.

He had responded to a local restaurant for a burglar alarm and observed a person flee the scene. He chased that person into a nearby parking lot and a struggle ensued. The perpetrator gained control of Patrolman Crews' service weapon and shot him.

The man fled to Detroit, Michigan, where he was captured. He was returned to Georgia, where he was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Crews had served with the Valdosta Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two brothers, and two sisters.

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Rest now my brother your tour is over. Walk proudly on your beat on Heaven's streets and watch over the rest of us continuing the fight in your stead.

Lieutenant James Ellis
Moultrie Police Department
January 25, 2016


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