Police Officer Larry Dean Crom

Police Officer Larry Dean Crom

Modesto Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Larry Dean Crom

Police Officer Larry Crom succumbed to complications of injuries sustained on April 22nd, 1970, when his patrol scooter was struck by a drunk driver while he was conducting parking and traffic duties in the downtown section of Modesto.

His three-wheel scooter was struck by a car at the intersection of 10th Street and H Street.

Officer Crom suffered severe head injuries that required him to receive constant care for the rest of his life. He passed away from complications of his injuries on February 28th, 2017.

He had served with the Modesto Police Department for over seven years at the time of the crash. He is survived by his two sons.


  • Age 78
  • Tour 7 years, 4 months
  • Badge 38

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 22, 1970
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with DUI

drunk driver

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Blue_Wives_Matter would like to offer our condolences to the family of Officer Larry Crom. My father was also hit by a drunk driver while on duty as a motor cop with the LAPD back in 1986 and God was watching over him that night and decided he did not need another hero in Heaven just yet. My father suffered extensive injuries which ended is 15+ year law enforcement career.

Thank you for your service Officer Crom. It takes a special person to lay his life down for others and your family paid the ultimate price and for that I am sorry. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Sir.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired IOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Ret. Police Captain Rob Sweaza Fountain Valley PD, CA
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

May 13, 2022

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