Police Officer Earl William Crandall

Police Officer Earl William Crandall

Charlevoix Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1966

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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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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