Police Officer Jarvis Darren Crumley

Police Officer Jarvis Darren Crumley

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Add to My Heroes

Jarvis Darren Crumley

Police Officer Jarvis Crumley was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole as he was responding to assist another officer.

The second officer had been left with three juvenile car thief suspects when other units on the scene left to assist in another car chase.

After the other units left several adults appeared and began to argue with the officer, who then requested assistance. Officer Crumley was responding from approximately a quarter mile away. He was traveling at a high rate of speed and, as he crested a hill on Glenwood Road, another vehicle pulled out 400 yards in front of him from the Lorrain Apartments. He swerved to avoid the vehicle and struck the utility pole, cracking it in half.

The driver of the second vehicle, who was driving drunk, was arrested later in the night. Officer Crumley was wearing his seat-belt and his airbag deployed but the impact was so great that he still suffered fatal injuries.

Officer Crumley had served with the DeKalb County Police Department since August 1997. He is survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 28 Reflections

Officer Crumley,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.