Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael James Crawshaw

Penn Hills Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 2009

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael James Crawshaw

RIP Officer Crawshaw and thank you for your service. Please continue to watch over us from above.


October 20, 2011

You are so missed & loved...


July 8, 2011

We miss you Mikey every day. We still can not believe that you are gone. Brady talks about you constantly and I KNOW that you are watching over him, Lyla, and Matt. Thank you. I love you and miss you terribly... Jess

Jessica Crawshaw
sister-in-law to Michael J. Crawshaw

June 3, 2011

It has been over a year since this senseless tragedy. It still shakes me to the core when I see this on the Officer Down page. I drove down Johnston Rd today while on patrol and I got a weird tingle in my spine...I felt you Mike. Thanks for watching over all of us now....

Thanks brother

Ofc. James Yurek
Penn Hills Police/co-worker

January 31, 2011

After reading all of the entries that your girl friend Shannon has left for you brings home the greater loss. You seem to have been a great officer and even a better young man and when events such as this come into our lives it is your loved ones that seem to hurt the most. I have been lucky to make it thru many years of working the streets in several law enforcement positions.

It never ceases to amaze me when I read stories such as yours. Shannon is a very lucky young lady to have had you in her life for the short time she did. I just want you to please watch out for my son who is with the Los Angeles Police Department in their academy at this time. My Daughter is with Customs and Border Protection Federal Officer. Please keep a very close eye on both of my children for my wife and I. I could not be as strong as Shannon if I were to lose either of my children.

God Bless you and thank you so very much for your service.

Semper Fi....

Mike #7185 California Highway Patrol

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

December 7, 2010

To Officer Michael J. Crawshaw, his family and his fellow officers with the Penn Hill Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Crawshaw’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Crawshaw and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 6, 2010

May you rest in peace. May your family find comfort, peace and hope. Your service to our community will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for your family, friends, and co-workers.


November 25, 2010

Man's Inhumanity To Man - An english assignment during a short attendance at CCAC in 1979 prior to police academy based on two burglary detectives report of an elderly man having returned home to not only find his home burglarized; but his cat hung on a clothesline - gutted.

In recent years, watching at arm's length, witness to one act after another... I found peace finally remembering our area's finest, who spilt blood on our behalf, unsuspecting & unselfishly, so that we may live to see another sunrise/sunset - another moon and sky filled with stars.

Humbly... a neighbor 10-26-2010 20:18:-- Plum Borough, PA

In Honor of the men & women who still serve remembering Sam, Paul, Eric, Stephen & Michael, along with those who served before 9/11/2001 and after. J

Judith A Kirsch, City of Pgh, resigned
VIPS 'volunteer in police service'

October 26, 2010

Rest in peace, God bless your Family and Friends. Thank you for your service. Gone but not forgotten.

Officer Joshua Copeland
Sebring Police Department, FL

August 19, 2010

Tomorrow it will be 8 long months since we heard your laugh or seen your smile. I miss you dearly friend but I go on because that is how you would want it. Thank you for being a friend while you were here and walking beside me now. E.O.W. 12-6-09

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Ofc. Teresa Gongaware
Penn Hills PD / Friend

August 5, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Crawshaw. You will be missed but never forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

May 26, 2010

Officer Crawshaw,
Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour this year in honor of your name and I am deeply honored to be doing so. May God Bless your family and thank you for all that you have done. God Speed Brother.

Officer Erin Harry
Willingboro Twp NJ

April 17, 2010

Although i never came in contact with officer crawshaw, I can tell by everyones fine comments, he was truly a great man! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to you Officer Crawshaw you will never be forgotten! You are a true hero in my book! RIP, brother!


March 4, 2010

Rest In Peace....

DWCO Steve Sproull
Pennsylvania Game Commission

February 17, 2010

My prayers for the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Crawshaw. Be strong and courageous...... do not be afraid. Deut. 31:6

Amy Wilkinson
wife of fellow officer David Wilkinson

February 17, 2010

Thinking of you and all of those laughs... It seems like yesterday but also an eternity. I know you're watching over us from above. Miss you brother

OFC. Joe Tomko

February 2, 2010

Officer Crawshaw,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Penn Hills. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 1, 2010

Officer Michael Crawshaw, you are remembered today and everyday. I thank you brother for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, the pain of the loss will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

January 25, 2010

Rest in peace Brother..

Police officer
Coraopolis Police Pennsylvania

January 13, 2010

Love you brother, miss you and you are in my thoughts and prayers every day

Ofc David Romagnoli
Penn Hills Police

January 12, 2010

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Dy. R. Murphy

January 9, 2010

Rest in peace brother, keep us safe from above.

Det. Marc Brill
Licking County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

January 7, 2010

I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers out to my Michaels family. ALthough I no longer live in the Pittsburgh area I just want you to know he has brothers and sisters thinking about his sacrifice from all across the country.

Police Officer D. Vietmeier

January 7, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

January 6, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Michael Crawshaw and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was tragically killed.

To Officer Crawshaw's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 6, 2009.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

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