Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant Michael Lynn Crowe

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1995

Add to My Heroes

Michael Lynn Crowe

Sergeant 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.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2729

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

Most Recent Reflection

View all 38 Reflections

Sgt. Crowe,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.