Trooper James Bradford-Jean Crooks

Trooper James Bradford-Jean Crooks

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 19, 1998

James Bradford-Jean Crooks

Trooper James Crooks was shot and killed while he was involved in a chase of a suspect who had just killed two Tampa detectives, Detectives Randy Bell and Ricky Childers.

Trooper Crooks was attempting to stop the suspect who had car-jacked another driver when gunfire erupted. Trooper Crooks was struck in the head before exiting his cruiser. The suspect then fled the scene and holed up in a gas station for several hours before committing suicide.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 1777

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Committed suicide

murder suspect, officer assistance, stolen vehicle

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Trooper James Bradford-Jean Crooks will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your services to our nation as a member of Law Enforcement. Thank you for trying to bring a "cop killer" to justice, your actions make you a hero, so I pray to our Lord that your soul will forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

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