Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 1966

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Sidney Crenshaw

Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw succumbed to injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on West Colonial Drive on July 7, 1965.

Patrolman Crenshaw had stopped to assist two other police officers with a vehicle stop. As the driver of the vehicle stopped and stepped out of her car, another car traveling on West Colonial Drive struck all three officers and the civilian. The civilian was killed instantly.

Patrolman Crenshaw was transported to the hospital, where he died on November 22, 1966. The other two officers recovered from their injuries.

A 42-year-old woman, the driver of the vehicle that struck the officers, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and careless driving. The careless driving charge was later dropped.

Patrolman Crenshaw had served with the Orlando Police Department for 25 years.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 21, 1965

traffic stop

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Growing up in Orlando in the 50s and 60s I can remember Big Sid Crenshaw on his motorcycle. Like many have said, if you met him you wouldn’t forget him. When all of us were growing up in the 50s and 60s we were taught that the Policeman was our friend. Big Sid Crenshaw was our hero!
Judd Peterson

Judd Peterson

July 17, 2022

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