Officer Jason Marc Crisp

Officer Jason Marc Crisp

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Jason Marc Crisp

Officer Jason Crisp and his canine, Maros, were shot and killed in Burke County, North Carolina, while participating in the manhunt for a subject who had committed two murders.

Officers from several agencies were searching for the 38-year-old subject after the bodies of the subject's parents were located in their home in the 5000 block of Fish Hatchery Road. The subject had previously served one year in prison on a manslaughter charge for a murder he committed in 1997.

Officer Crisp and several other officers located the subject in the area of Fish Hatchery Road and Pea Ridge Road and were fired upon. Officer Crisp and K9 Maros were fatally wounded during the exchange of gunfire.

The subject then stole Officer Crisp's service weapon and extra magazines before fleeing further into the woods. He was located by other officers a short time later and was shot and killed when he opened fire on them.

Officer Crisp had served with the United States Forest Service for 16 years. He previously served as a McDowell County, N.C. Deputy Sheriff for a year prior to joining U.S. Forest Service law enforcement. He was survived by his wife and two children, his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 1798

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

manhunt, murder suspect

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I recently met Crisp’s mother in one of the campgrounds along our information trap line while on a fire assignment in Alaska. I was saddened but honored she chose to share Jason’s story with me. It’s a reminder to many of my fellow firefighters and LEOs to stay vigilant when dealing with bad people in the woods.

Eric, Captain
Nederland Fire Protection District

July 30, 2019

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