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Police Officer Jarvis Darren Crumley

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 29, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Jarvis Darren Crumley

Officer Crumley,
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 DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Crumley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2022

Today I heard a song on the radio that took me back to when we were in high school and in the band together-I immediately thought of Jarvis along with Roy Parham. I also remember seeing Jarvis at a gas station on candler road in his uniform and telling him how proud I was of him. I have to admit I was surprised to see him as a police officer-he was such a nice guy and faithful to the lord. God bless him and his family.

Charles Johnson
High school buddy

October 23, 2020

Just wanted to drop by back and reflect a little bro. Still seems like yesterday we were getting our butts kicked in Dekalb's 54th Academy. Even through blood, sweat & tears, you kept that big smile! Then we both ended up at the same precinct. Good Times, Great Memories! I miss you man! R.I.P

Former Ofc Carlos Lawrence
Former DKPD Classmate/Officer

January 9, 2014

You don't know me, I stood at the national peace officer's memorial in Washington DC, you were above my husbands partners. The reason I looked you is because I am a retired police officer and my maiden name is Barbara Crumley, though we are not related I wanted to let your family know that a stranger prayed for them today, and thanked God for your sacrifice.

Detective Barbara Crumley Mustard
Dixon Police Department-California

June 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Crumley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

To my loving brother-Jarvis. Thank you for always being such a good friend and listener. I love you and miss you. I wish you were here but I'm glad you finally did what you wanted to do even-though I fought you on it. You were happy being a police officer and you were great at it too. I remember the first day you came to the house with a real gun on your waist, I was in shock because I thought they would start you out with a badge and some handcuffs. My-my-my was I surprised! You looked at me and said, Noooo, this is the real thing. Even-though I miss you like crazy, I'm so proud you died doing what you wanted to do. My hat is off to you. I know you are so proud of Jazmin, she is our queen and I love her with my whole heart. I could hug and kiss her all day but she is growing up now. I still sneak a few hugs and kisses in but not as much as I would like:-) I love you brother and I don't believe it will be long before we see each other in peace. I love you! Your Sister-Deandra

Deandra Crumley

October 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


December 29, 2009

You are so missed! And it seems like only yesterday I could hear you and Dronji singing 99 and a half won't do... I can hear you saying " Lord i'm running "! Well your 100% was made and I can't wait to see you again.... you're always remembered!!! Love you.

Taneika Davis

September 20, 2008

Officer Crumley, I often read the "Officer Down Memorial Page" but only once have I left a relection and now your the second. I do this because I have read what your daughter has said, and i must say that she sounds like a fine young woman that you would be proud of. Good bless you sir . FF In Australia

Detective Sergeant Fab Furia
NSW Police Force, Sydney Australia

March 30, 2008

You are remembered today as we mourn the loss of two more of our fallen brothers. Take them by the hand and lead them, and continue to watch over us as I know you do!! You are missed!!!


January 23, 2008



December 29, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 23, 2007

I was leaving a reflection for my cousin, Deputy Mike Pace, when I noticed the memorial page for Officer Crumley. Officer Crumley and my cousin both ended their watch on the same day. God got not one, but two angels that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crumley family during this holiday season because we know the pain of losing a family member at this time of year. It eases my heart to know that Mike went to the Lord with a fellow officer and they are together now still on duty taking care of their family, law enforcement family, and friends. God Bless You! On one more note, Jasmine, your father would be proud of the amazing young woman you have become. Keep the faith.

Dana Overton
Cousin to the late Deputy Mike Pace

December 2, 2007

Dear Jazmin, What an exceptional young lady you sound like, and I am certain that your daddy and your Heavenly Father are both so very proud of you. You have the keys of the kingdom in your hands, and you are a wonderful witness. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones richly, I pray.--JOANIE

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 29, 2006

Jarvis, although we did not know each other personally, but we shared a common bond. I commend and respect you for your courageous efforts.


October 28, 2006

I miss you and will always love you man! Thank you for being A great big cousin to me and my brothers. I will always remember the talks we had and the advice you alway gave me. Thank You!

Cornelius Watts

September 26, 2006

It seems like its been forever. And though I miss you like crazy I cannot cry tears of sorrow beacause I know that you are in such a place that even if you could come back, you probably would not. I know that you'd rather wait on us to join you. I know that if and only if I live the life that God has called me to live, I will see you again. So when I feel down, I regain strenght by remembering that I have a job to do that pays what no other earthly or carnal job can pay. I love you. And although you are not here physically, you still have a huge and special place in my heart. And for anyone who is reading this and feels as though all hope is lost, just remember that the end has not yet come. Get up and do a work for God so that when it is your time to leave us, God will say WELL DONE and my daddy will meet you at the gates of heaven. But don't forget that you must be born again to recieve such a reward. I miss you daddy, but I want you to know that I am still serving the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, so that when God says WELL DONE, you can look at me and proudly say the same. I love you.
Your one and only,

Jazmin Crumley

September 24, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

June 15, 2005

God bless you and keep you always. You are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 11, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 7, 2005

In Memory of Officer Crumley---

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.


January 2, 2005

I looked at the date and realized it has been 5 years today.
We have not forgotten you Jarvis. Take Care.....

Pfc. Eric S. Black
Cartersville Police Department,Ga

December 29, 2003

Merry Christmal Jarvis. I just wanted to say hey. I just wanted to let you know that we have not forgot about you. We miss you very much.

Josh Emmett.

M.P.O. J.M. Emmett
DeKalb County Police

December 22, 2003

Rest in peace.

Sr.Cpl Hunt
Dallas PD

November 1, 2003

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