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Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary | Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

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Bobby Joe McCrary

Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Monday, August 28, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # R35

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Bobby McCrary was stabbed to death after making a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle.

He had just received a radio transmission with a description of the stolen vehicle and began to follow it. Deputy McCrary was following the vehicle and waiting for other deputies to arrive when the suspect suddenly stopped and ran towards his patrol car with a butcher's knife. He was able to radio in what was happening, but the suspect began to stab him before he was able to exit his patrol car.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect in the case was an escapee from a local drug treatment center.

Deputy McCrary is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

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Mr Bob:
I find myself often reflecting of my time at Rankin SO and consider myself lucky to have worked with you and many others there. The guidance I received helped shape me and my Law Enforcement career. You were a remarkable man that I respected and think of often. God bless you and your Family!!!

Chief Brandon Bright
Tylertown Police Department
January 24, 2017

 

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