Deputy Sheriff William Jonathan Crawley

Deputy Sheriff William Jonathan Crawley

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, August 31, 1998

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William Jonathan Crawley

Deputy William Crawley was shot and killed as he was escorting a woman to her residence so she could gather clothing and move out. Deputy Crawley was also serving a court order on the woman's husband to move out of the home when the suspect opened fire, killing both Deputy Crawley and the woman. The suspect then fled to another residence about 20 minutes north where a six hour standoff ensued. During the standoff a SWAT team attempted to take him into custody when his attention was diverted but he instead reached for a weapon and was shot numerous times.

Deputy Crawley had been with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department for 4 years and is survived by his wife, two children, mother, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 123

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed during standoff

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Deputy Sheriff Crawley,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chesterfield County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 31, 2018

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