Deputy Sheriff Theodore Crossley

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Crossley

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1921

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Theodore Crossley

Deputy Crossley and Deputy Henry Nelson were shot and killed when they went to investigate a charge of hay theft in Bellville, California. When the officers arrived on the scene, one of the suspects opened fire, killing both deputies.

The suspect was sentenced to death for the murders and was hanged at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1922.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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On this 99th anniversary of your untimely departure I would like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

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