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Officer James A. Krupp | St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

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James A. Krupp

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 15, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Krupp was killed when his police car was struck by another police car involved in a pursuit.

Officer Krupp was serving warrants with his partner in the area of Fifteenth Avenue South and Twenty-sixth Street. They were unaware of a vehicle pursuit being conducted by another officer who was transmitting on a different radio channel. As Officer Krupp and his partner entered the intersection their vehicle was struck by the pursuing police car, killing Officer Krupp and injuring his partner.

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I never stop thinking about you, dad and I would give anything to just talk to you and tell you how deeply I have missed you every day of my life. I know what an amazing man you were, and my life is the emptier because you were not in it. What you would have meant to David and Douglas, to have their father in this life! The short but vivid memories I have of you when I was little are cherished and a part of who I am today. I see you in my children, and in my nephew, and the fact that you never got to see them grow up, or me for that matter, is just heartbreaking. I'm sorry I'm unable to reflect upon your absence in a different light, but I would be lying if I tried. Maybe when I'm (even) older? Love you forever.

Brenda Winne (Krupp)
Daughter
May 15, 2017

 

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