Lieutenant George Crichton

Lieutenant George Crichton

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 1889

George Crichton

Lieutenant Crichton was killed while assisting with a major fire on Sycamore Street. The fire destroyed a significant portion of the city's business district. Lieutenant Crichton was killed when a portion of building collapsed on him while he was assisting a store owner retrieve cash from the store's cash drawer.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Lt. Crichton,
On today, the 126th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Petersburg. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2015

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