Police Officer Earl William Crandall

Police Officer Earl William Crandall

Charlevoix Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1966

Earl William Crandall

Officer Crandall suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted. He had responded to an accident scene in which a suspect was trapped underneath a motorcycle. When Officer Crandall removed the motorcycle the man jumped up, assaulted him, and then fled. Officer Crandall pursued the subject and collapsed as he caught him.

Officer Crandall had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2013

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