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Policeman David Calvin Crandall

Capital Police District, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 1868

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Reflections for Policeman David Calvin Crandall

Rest in peace Policeman Crandell. You were born exactly 38 years before my dad may he rest in peace. He too was a officer for nearly forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 29, 2019

Showing good sense, you went for help and yet, nothing you did could have prevented your murder. You were a hero and a pioneer in law enforcement. May God Bless you and may you eternally continue to rest in peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 18, 2015

Thanks for your services.


April 18, 2012

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2009

Policeman Crandall, today marks the 141st year since you were gunned down. You showed bravery in the plan to arrest these burglars and common sense in going for assistance. How sad that the scum who were committing the crime found you out before you could get that help. Thing might have turned out different otherwise.

Though so many years have passed, your actions have not been forgotten and your memory is kept alive thanks in a large part to this wonderful website.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 18, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Policeman Crandall and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

April 8, 2009

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 18, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedication to Law Enforcement. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

April 18, 2007



November 22, 2005

Policeman Crandell,
It has taken over 137 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York.


November 21, 2005

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