Deputy Sheriff Harvey Crawford

Deputy Sheriff Harvey Crawford

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 1953

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Harvey Crawford

Deputy Sheriff Harvey Crawford was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to arrest a man outside of a roadhouse on the Old Pineville PIke on the edge of Middlesboro.

The man opened fire on the deputies, striking Deputy Crawford twice in the chest. A third deputy arrested the man moments later. The suspect, 30, was charged with murder, but the charges were dropped a day later. No reason given. The roadhouse was declared a public nuisance and ordered to close.

Deputy Crawford was survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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