Investigator Charles Jerry Crabtree

Investigator Charles Jerry Crabtree

Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 29, 2010

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Charles Jerry Crabtree

Investigator Jerry Crabtree was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 64, outside Winchester. His department vehicle slid in the snow and collided with another automobile.

Investigator Crabtree was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department for two years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 54 years. He had previously served as sheriff of Madison County, Alabama, and as chief deputy of the Coffee County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office.

Investigator Crabtree was a 1959 graduate of the FBI Academy and served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department for 54 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 76
  • Tour 54 years
  • Badge FC-1144

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

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