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 took place.

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 agency for nine years and 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

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Rest in peace Detective Crabtree.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 5, 2020

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