Detective Tom G. Crabtree

Detective Tom G. Crabtree

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1922

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Tom G. Crabtree

Detective Crabtree was shot and killed after being confronted by a drunk 19-year-old man. He was en route to join a surveillance operation when the shooting occurred.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was paroled on February 1, 1930.

Detective Crabtree had been with the Raleigh Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1930

alcohol violation, surveillance

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Det. Crabtree,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Raleigh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 1, 2022

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