Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 1995

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Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant Michael Crowe and Lieutenant Daniel Elkins, of the Yuma Police Department, were shot and killed after they, and a third officer, went to their headquarters in Yuma, Arizona to check on paperwork in reference to missing evidence that included drugs and guns. All three officers were unarmed.

While in the building the suspect shot and killed Sergeant Crowe and Lieutenant Elkins. The third officer escaped unharmed and summoned backup. A Yuma County undercover narcotics deputy was charged with both murders. Sergeant Crowe and Lieutenant Elkins were the suspect's immediate supervisors in the Southwest Border Alliance.

On April 30th, 1997, the suspect was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 40 years. The suspect died in prison in 2017.

Sergeant Crowe was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2729

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 4, 1995
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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