Wildlife Officer Danese Byron Crowder

Wildlife Officer Danese Byron Crowder

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1974

Danese Byron Crowder

Wildlife Officer Danese Crowder was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for hunting deer out of season.

After a brief chase the man stopped and shot Officer Crowder in the stomach and back with a .243 caliber rifle. The subject was convicted of Officer Crowder's murder and sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .243 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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As I think of you every day I just wish I could have seen and met you but you died when my mother( Maureen your daughter) was six, I have your first name( danese) as my middle name and so does your great granddaughter now. As I see her growing up with your name it makes me so happy and I know your watching over her. She is always laughing out of no where and I know that your up there just talking to her. I miss you so much Poppa Dan. I know that if you were here me and Lilly would have loved to be around you. I know Mammy misses you very much. We all love you Poppa dan. May you forever rest in peace.

Madison Bishop

August 12, 2016

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