Deputy Sheriff Olney Benton Crawford

Deputy Sheriff Olney Benton Crawford

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, March 24, 1946

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Olney Benton Crawford

Deputy Crawford was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He and another deputy were investigating a previous accident when an intoxicated wrecker driver sped through the scene and struck Deputy Crawford. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
He had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Crawford,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 24, 2013

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