Sergeant David George Crumpler

Sergeant David George Crumpler

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021

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David George Crumpler

Sergeant David Crumpler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty.

Sergeant Crumpler had served with the Henry County Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his four children, grandchild, mother, and brother.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you so much. You were meant to be an officer, and your care and respect for the people you protected was evident in everything you did. I was amazed at the outpouring of love and grace at your memorial service. Amazed, but not surprised. You were the most selfless person I ever knew. I'm glad others knew it too.
Your generous spirit lives on in your boys, and in my heart. Goodnight David.

Kimberly Monast, civilian
Henry County Police Department

November 21, 2021

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