Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Kevin F. Crossley

Whitesboro Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Reflections for Patrolman Kevin F. Crossley

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 17, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 17, 2018

Rest In Peace brother in blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

April 16, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Crossley. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crossley family and the Whitesboro Police Department.

A. Marwaha
Public Safety

April 16, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 16, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Patrolman Crossley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Whitesboro Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 16, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Patrolman, Kevin Crossley, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow patrolman makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the Whites Town Police Department where Officer Crossley served as a part time officer.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

April 16, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle Jr
Civilian

April 15, 2018

America grieves with Officer Crossley's family and department that he has left behind. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sissy; Citizen
Friends of APD Personnel; Amarillo, TX

April 15, 2018

To the family of Patrolman Kevin Crossley, friends, Chief Dominick Hiffa and the
Whitesboro Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police Department, NC

April 14, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

April 14, 2018

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Dept.

April 14, 2018

The Fort Plain Police Department sends it sincerest condolences to the family of Patrolman Crossley and the Whitesboro Police Department. RIP Patrolman Crossley.

Chief Ryan Austin
Fort Plain Police Department

April 14, 2018

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

April 14, 2018

May the healing and peace of God's amazing grace be the strength and help of all the family and friends of Patrolman Crossley. We are so saddened to hear this news of his death in the line of duty.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2018

RIP my brother. Marty Mooney Det ( ret ) NYPD and son Alex active NYPD. Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Marty Mooney Det ( RET )
NYPD

April 13, 2018

God bless Patrolman Crossley's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Detective Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

April 13, 2018

This is truly a sad time in our area as another local police officer in our area has lost his life in the line of duty. My thoughts and prayers are right now with the Village OF Whitesboro, the Town of Whitestown, the Village of Whitesboro Police Department, the Town of Whitestown Police Department and all the neighboring law enforcement agencies in the area. He was a dedicated police officer and served his community with pride and dedication. He will be missed by everybody.

Bradford Paulson
Observer

April 13, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Department

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

April 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 13, 2018

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the WPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

April 13, 2018

Patrolman Crossley, our good Lord will take care of you and give you His peace, and He will bring comfort and consolation to your parents and brothers during their time of grief. May He immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

April 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 13, 2018

Thank you for your service Officer Crossley. God bless your family and your fellow officers at the Whitesboro police department.

Officer Josh Carruth (Whitesboro native)
West Sacramento Police

April 13, 2018

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