Patrolman Lee Anthony Crews

Patrolman Lee Anthony Crews

Valdosta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 1984

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Lee Anthony Crews

Patrolman Lee Crews was shot and killed during a struggle with a burglary suspect.

He had responded to a local restaurant for a burglar alarm and observed a person flee the scene. He chased that person into a nearby parking lot and a struggle ensued. The perpetrator gained control of Patrolman Crews' service weapon and shot him.

The man fled to Detroit, Michigan, where he was captured. He was returned to Georgia, where he was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Crews had served with the Valdosta Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 720

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It is so hard to believe it has been 34 years. The pain is just as real today as it was that night, as if time has stood still. So many memories fill my heart. You were more like a big brother to me than my uncle and I will always hold you close to my heart. I know you were one of my daddy's angels in the truck with him on April 16th when he had his wreck and broke his neck at C2, THANK YOU so much for keeping him safe for us that day. Forever RIP uncle Lee Boy .

Marie Crews Suggs

January 24, 2018

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