Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 1995

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Bobby Joe McCrary

Deputy Bobby McCrary was stabbed to death after making a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle.

He had just received a radio transmission with a description of the stolen vehicle and began to follow it. Deputy McCrary was following the vehicle and waiting for other deputies to arrive when the suspect suddenly stopped and ran towards his patrol car with a butcher's knife. He was able to radio in what was happening, but the suspect began to stab him before he was able to exit his patrol car.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect in the case was an escapee from a local drug treatment center.

Deputy McCrary is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge R35

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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Daddy Im sorry I haven't written you in so long. I just miss you so much. so much is happening in the world I am kinda glad you are not here to see all this. you would have a fit. there is a bad virus going around. im in my house and not supposed to get out because of the multiple sclerosis and asthma. Mama is living in an assisted living community they had someone get the virus so they are all stuck in thier apartments they wont let us see her. its been that way for long time because we are out of stay Wind him ale is farther out of state than we are He and his wife and then kasi and her family all live in ohio.. but mama always flew up there christmas for 2 weeks to spend time with them. not this year. she is alone. which upsets us bad. we are gonna take turns on facetime (where you see her on the computer yah we are hi tech and trying to get mama into it) we wanna see jazzy open her presents. jazzy is kasis little girl that they adopted. she is precious you would love her she is so sassy. I miss you so much. so much has happened since you have been gone. Bella is graduating this year. I cant believe she is grown up already. Im not ready to let go yet. she chose a college in almost north alabama It has the best program of what she wants to do. you would be so proud of her she makes great grades and got 4 scholarships to college from different schools.she really is smart. also beautiful like her mother and she has a good head on her shoulders.
Daddy i long for your advice. i miss you telling me how to handle situations (remember the chickens at my ex house) its funny now but it wasnt funny then I hated those blame chickens. the day i slipped on the porch on chicken poop and got it all over me on my new suit and was late to work cause i was trying to get it out of my suit. andfind something else to wear. i had had enough. i threw a hissy fit like you have never seeeen. they got rid of the chickens.
he cleaned off the porch. i never heard a word about chickens again.
he didnt ask me to start with and there was no coup for them just freely going all over the place. ughhhh. they are nasty and chicken mess doesnt come out of clothes they got the stain out but the smell was stillthere. I finally just threw it away and bought me another suit.
Daddy I dont know whether I should take this vaccine or not. Im all for vaccination but this one came out so fast. they had been working on them for a while and got negative results then they did this one and put it out. they did most of their testing after they released it. i dont want to be a guinea pig. but I want out of this house and I dont want the virus and I dont want to get sick. dying doesnt scare me but Id love to live to see bellas children. id really want grandchildren to spoil, I wish you were here to tell me what to do. ok ill sleep on it. tomorrow is Christmas. I wish you were here so we could cut up. Ill call angela she is alone too. i cut up wiht her and make her laugh. she wont move over here close to me and im not moving where she is. I love you daddy. i misss you terribly

Nancy M Jones

December 24, 2020

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