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Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 84 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 1, 2021

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 1, 2020

Always my friend Forever my brother, never forgotten. We had great plans for the weekend and for our kids to get know each other, we just don't know what will happen in the next minutes... Rest well Kevin, we shall see each other soon.


August 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Crayon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 5, 2019

I was on a call with Kevin in late 1999. We worked together to trap a pot dealer. It was my only time with him, but I felt we interacted well. We got a good arrest.
I was so sorry to hear of his death.

PO Richard D Flynn
Dist 2

November 30, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Kevin Curtis Crayon of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 2000

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 1, 2017

As I read What another wrote, I must profess the same as him. Your sacrifice/example saved my life. As a young man in Cincinnati your story stuck with me all these years. Now As an Officer in TX, on 04-20-2016, as I was being assaulted with a vehicle, I remembered your sacrifice and I remembered the conclusion for you and the steps I needed to take. It saved my life! Thank you for your sacrifice, because of it I came home. Rest easy Officer Crayon.

Cpl. Heyne
Odessa Police Dept.

March 30, 2017

It saddens me everytime I think about this entire situation. I still have nightmares and flash backs after all these years. I was working that night at UDF. I was the last to speak to officer Crayon and the boy. I live with regret to think if somehow someway I could have stopped it. As I watched it all unfold I ran to call 911. To be very honest I'm not a big fan of cops but there are a small handful of cops that are awesome and really make a difference. Officer crayon was one of those that were awesome and really connected with the public. He was always smiling and talking about his wonderful children. I went to the funeral looking for closure but as I passed him while being a sobbing mess I looked over to his children sobbing and saying who is that girl. I wanted so bad to go over and tell them what he said about them and what really happened. The news had it all wrong. So one day I will find a way to speak to his kids and let them know that he was not only their hero but all of ours.


May 10, 2016

Kevin,Christopher,and Brittany
I remember the day we all traveled to King's Dominion and all the fun we had in Maryland ,as well as,the time you all traveled from Italy to Germany to visit with us. Kevin was and will forever have a special place in my heart.
Badge # 347 , Cincinnati Police Dept. will never be forgotten .
Forever a friend
Michael D Dean

Michael D Dean
US Army/ Ret.

January 16, 2016

Here we are another year without seeing your infectious smile, another year without hearing "that laugh" that only YOU HAD. Although we miss you daily we know that God had bigger plans for you. We Love and Miss You to the Moon and Back! Please continue to shine your light upon us, as we know you are still touching lives daily. <3 u Cuz!

Aletha Stafford-Chapman
1st Cousin

September 1, 2014

It has been 14 years. Not a shift goes by that I don't think about that night. I worked last night and took a moment to reflect. Just thought I would drop by and let you know that I was thinking of you.
To all that read this, throughout the ODMP records on August 31 there were 65 officers killed in the line of duty. On September 1 there have been 79 killed in the line of duty. Please remember to Be safe, Cover over, and Go home!

Police Officer William Keuper
Cincinnati Police Department

September 1, 2014

To this day I still think about my friend Kevin Crayon. I know God does not make mistakes. See you one day.

Former Cincinnati Police officer

June 9, 2014

To all family & friends,
It touches my heart to know that my dad was loved by so many people in the community!! My father had the biggest heart I've ever seen, and I am so happy he had a chance to share it with so many people. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown my family throughout the years! There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my dad and what he stood for! I use his wisdom in my day to day contact with my family and those of my patients. He will forever be in my heart and soul!! Thank you again for the love! God bless you all!!

Brittany Booker (Crayon)

January 7, 2014

I was looking through Facebook one day and I looked up your name and came across your sons and found out what had happen. I was shocked! I remember the last time I seen you, it was when you were station on Ft Huachuca back in the 70's and you had just wreck your car....was the last time I seen you. I will always remember by KC.

Friend from Sierra Vista AZ

August 13, 2013

In an effort to honor your memory we read your entry in line-up this morning. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Sergeant S. Fajardo
San Ramon PD (CA)

September 1, 2012

Officer Crayon,

Thank you for serving Cincinnati and thank you for Serving the State Of Ohio.

Ezra Zurowski
Civilian Supporter

April 14, 2012

Kevin, You were doing your duty and you gave your life trying to protect this 12-year-old boy.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

January 30, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends on this anniversary of you being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2011

Officer Crayon,
On the night you were killed, I was working at nearby Colerain Twp Fire Dept. I remembered your story and the details about it. I became a Police Officer 1 yr after you were killed. Almost 8 yrs to the date of your death, I interupted a crime in progress. During my apprehension of the suspect, I became stuck between his vehicle drivers door and the inside of the truck cab. The suspect began to drag me at a high rate of speed. After going through the force continuum, I had no other choice but to use deadly force. The details of your death were fresh in my mind during my life and death struggle. I strongly believe that the circumstances surrounding your death, and the fact that it stuck with me all these years, helped me survive on that night. Thank you Officer Crayon. May God bless you and your family.

Cpl J.T.

January 18, 2010

To Kevin and all his loved ones:

Kevin, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you, especially in such a senseless way, is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Kevin. Your memory is honored and revered today in this eighth anniversary week of your tragic death, and everyday.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


September 3, 2008

What a tragic end to a joyride for a foolish 12 year old and what a thoughtless
and senseless way for your career to come to an end. You deserved better. We
are thinking of you today and thanking you for your dedication and service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 1, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2008

"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 31, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 10, 2007

Officer Crayon.....I heearby show you unit 2-7 for the remainder........Rest in peace brother, the beat is ours now.

Ohio Police Officer

May 4, 2006

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