Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1995

Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant Crowe and Lieutenant Daniel Elkins, of the Yuma Police Department, were shot and killed after they, and a third officer, went to their headquarters in Yuma, Arizona, to check on paperwork in reference to missing evidence. All three officers were unarmed.

While in the building the suspect shot and killed Sergeant Crowe and Lieutenant Elkins. The third officer escaped unharmed and summoned backup. A Yuma County deputy was charged with both murders. Sergeant Crowe and Lieutenant Elkins were the suspect's immediate supervisors in the Southwest Border Alliance.

On April 30th, 1997, the suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 40 years.

Sergeant Crowe was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2729

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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It's been 20 years. How time flies. Doesn't seem that long ago that I had dropped down to Yuma for your service. Still so hard to believe. I remember talking on the phone not too long before and you were so up - loving your work. Glad to see you and Lt. Elkins are being memorialized with streets named after you.
You deserve it and won't be forgotten.

Steve Trethewy
AZ DPS

September 10, 2015

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