Deputy Sheriff Richard J. Crawford

Deputy Sheriff Richard J. Crawford

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1922

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Richard J. Crawford

Deputy Sheriff Richard Crawford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant for breaching the peace.

The suspect fled to his home on Second Creek, where he was located and arrested by a posse two weeks later. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Crawford was a U. S. Army veteran.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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Deputy Sheriff Crawford,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

August 4, 2022

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