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Deputy Sheriff Davy Wayne Crawford

Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 12, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Davy Wayne Crawford

One of the worse nights of my career not only was Davy a freind he was a great guy to work with RIP #937

Retired Patrol Cpl. Thomas Lanning
Carroll county sheriff's office Ga

November 10, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Crawford,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carroll County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 12, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

Rest In peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 13, 2018

Godspeed Deputy. Rest well in a much better place.

Lt. Ray Flores

February 12, 2017

We never met but if Carla (your mean niece) says so, I endorse her reflection wholeheartedly. Your kindness lives on in those who survive you. Rest in Peace Deputy Crawford...

Former Deputy Clark Darden
Butts County S.O.

April 10, 2015

I worked with Davy, as a Carroll County Deputy Sheriff, he was a fine Deputy. We became friends. I knew I could count on him to back me up. He loved his family. He loved being a Cop. I truly miss him.

Deputy James H. Anderson
Fulton County Sheriff
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Deputy Sheriff James H. Anderson
Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

December 13, 2014

Four years ago today my Uncle Dave lost his life while on active duty. He lost control of his car after the roads quickly iced over. I will never forget him or the way we teased each other. I was his only niece and he would lovingly claim that I was the meanest niece he ever had. Every year he would give me a large Hersey's Kiss on Valentines Day. He was devoted to his parents and would visit them every day. He regularly checked on the elderly and took pride in protecting his community. He was an amazing song writer and I will truly miss hearing him play his guitar and sing. Gone but not forgotten.

Carla Crawford Jackson

February 12, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Crawford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2011

Uncle Dave,

It has been a year since that icy February night when we lost you. We think of you every day. You would be so proud to see my little girls. You can rest assured that they know who their Uncle Dave is. They see your picture proudly displayed every day. They ask a lot of questions about you, and they always mention you in their prayers. They always ask God to look after Uncle Dave.
I miss you so much, Dave. I try every day to live my life in a way that would make you proud. We are all getting by and doing as well as we can, but things are not the same. They never will be. Please keep watch over us from above. I love you and will never forget you.

Clay Crawford

February 12, 2011

To Deputy Davy Crawford, his family and his fellow officers with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 12, 2011

Thank-you for a job well done. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

September 4, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Crawford. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Davy, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Davy's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Davy's life was about so much more than the way he died. Davy will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Crawford, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 11, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Crawford,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carroll County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 2, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Deputy Sheriff Crawford's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

April 13, 2010

Rest in peace, Deputy Crawford. Thank you for your service to the community. You will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers/sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B
Georgia Citizen

April 5, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Davy Wayne Crawford,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Davy Wayne Crawford. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Davy Wayne Crawford is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 27, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

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

March 26, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

March 23, 2010

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
-John 15:13

Inv. M Wheeler #549

February 27, 2010

I love you, Uncle Dave.

We lost you two weeks ago today. It has been the hardest two weeks of my life. I still can't believe this has happened. I just want you to know how important you are in my life. I have always looked up to you, and I am so very proud of you. I am proud of the person you were and the officer you were. You taught me more than you will ever know. Thank you for everything. I miss you.

Clay Crawford

February 26, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

February 24, 2010

I love you and I miss you very much. I thank you for all that you did for us and how you always treated me. I miss having you sing "The Mermaid Song" for me.

Maggie Jane Crawford
Great Neice, Age 6

February 23, 2010

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