Constable Rufus Ola Crum

Constable Rufus Ola Crum

Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 1947

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Rufus Ola Crum

Constable Rufus Crum was killed by a shotgun blast while attempting to arrest a man at a home for a disturbance charge near Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

The suspect, 23, turned himself in a week later. He pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to prison. 1950 census records listed him as a prison inmate.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Constable Crum,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tippah County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 5, 2022

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