Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2000

Kevin Curtis Crayon

Police Officer Kevin Crayon was killed after being dragged by a vehicle being driven by a juvenile.

Officer Crayon noticed the 12-year-old boy operating the vehicle in the parking lot of a United Dairy Farmers convenience store at 5564 Colerain Ave. and approached it at 12:43 a.m. As he reached inside the vehicle in an attempt to take the keys out of the ignition, the suspect suddenly drove away and dragged Officer Crayon alongside the vehicle.

In an attempt to save his own life, Officer Crayon shot the suspect once in the chest before being freed from the vehicle. However, Officer Crayon sustained massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The juvenile drove the vehicle to his parents' house where he collapsed and died.

Officer Crayon, a U.S. Army veteran, had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for four years. He is survived by three teenage children, his mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years, 2 months
  • Badge P347
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile offender

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I was on a call with Kevin in late 1999. We worked together to trap a pot dealer. It was my only time with him, but I felt we interacted well. We got a good arrest.
I was so sorry to hear of his death.

PO Richard D Flynn
Dist 2

November 30, 2018

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