Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 12/13/1979
Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Offender: Convicted of manslaughter
Officer Crowther succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two weeks earlier when he was shot while serving a narcotics warrant. He and eight other members of his unit were serving the warrant at the clubhouse of a local motorcycle gang. As they forced the door open one of the occupants opened fire with a shotgun, striking Officer Crowther in the head.
Thirteen members of the gang were arrested and charged with narcotics violations and Officer Crowther's murder.
Officer Crowther had served with the agency for 4 years and was assigned to the Special Investigation Division. He was survived by his parents and sister.