Police Officer William Don Craig

Police Officer William Don Craig

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 1988

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William Don Craig

Police Officer William Craig was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and SW 67th Avenue on March 19th, 1988.

The other vehicle turned left in front of Officer Craig's police motorcycle, causing a collision. Officer Craig remained in a coma for three months before succumbing to his injuries.

The driver was found guilty and sentenced to prison but was released after serving only two years.

Officer Craig had served with the Miami Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 19, 1988
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released after 2 years

Impaired Driver, motorcycle

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Recent events have reminded me of you although you’ve come to mind frequently over the years- I came up on your incident while enroute to work and didn’t hesitate to commence CPR and was grateful to God almighty when felt your pulse and notice you breathing. Thank You for your service. Confident you remain in God almighty’s memory.

Eddy B


Lt. Eddy Ballester
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

August 21, 2022

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