Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Tippah County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Arlyn Crenshaw

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 9, 2024

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Crenshaw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 3, 2019

My sweet brother: on December 3rd of this year, you will have bern gone (but not from our hearts) 9 yrs
I have been thinking about you alot: now Helene, mother, and daddy are with you : until we meet again, ❤
Your sister,
Odile-Lyllian Crenshaw

Odile-Lyllian Crenshaw

November 22, 2019

Its been 8 years since that horrible night and i still remember as ut was yesterday. I still think of that morning often and think of what could have been done different. Your family is always in my prayers.

Chris McCallister 3rd Cir Drug Court
Former Tippah Co Chief Deputy

December 22, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. You are a hero. Strength and blessings to your loving family always.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 3, 2018

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

Deputy Crenshaw your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of Tippah County! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

December 3, 2015

Thank you for your service to your community and to your Country. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and friends. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 3, 2013

Last week at the trial I heard your voice again. It seems if only yesterday I spoke to you, but it has been so long. You are on my mind on every call I go on. Now you can rest in peace and know that justice was served and because of your murder, laws were change and you will continue to save lives.

True Friend

May 15, 2013

I love you so much, you were the best brother a sister could ever have asked for...I have and will always look up to you..You are my hero...Until we meet again!

Lyllian Crenshaw

Lyllian Odile Crenshaw
Sister to DeWayne Crenshaw

January 14, 2013


I miss you more and more each day.
The emptiness and pain will just not go away.

It has been two years since you were murdered,
And justice has still not been served.

It seems your killer has more rights than you.
The courts are so slow and that angers me so.

I keep my faith and trust in God,
But it is still so very hard without you.
I can't move on until justice is done.

When will you have your day in court?
How much longer must I wait?

EOW 12-3-10

Your loving wife

December 2, 2012

Christmas was your favorite time of year. I remember all the past years when you would send me on scavenger hunts to find my presents and to see the look on your face when I opened them. Even though you were gone last year, you had already done your shopping and I was able to open my presents. The one I will always have and cherish is the one our son gave to me after Christmas. He told me you were so excited and I know you were watching me when I opened it. On this your second Christmas in Heaven you must be singing with the angels and having a wonderful time. Oh, how I wish I was there with you. I think of you every moment and still miss you so very much. Merry Christmas ! Loving you forever and ever until we meet again.

Your loving wife

December 25, 2011

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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your wife Jane.
Rest In Peace

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

December 3, 2011

In a few days it will be the one year anniversary of your death. It snowed today giving me a sign that you are still watching over me and are ever with me. There will be a dedication of a monument for you and Constable Crum on that day. The monument will be a reminder to ALL law enforcement and the people of Tippah County that 2 men gave their all for their country, county and family. I am so very proud of you. Here is a poem dedicated in your memory entitled "MISSING YOU".

It has been a year since you were murdered my dear,
And the days have not gotten easier with missing you so.
My heart is still broken and my life has been shattered; missing you so.
Each day is a struggle, as I try to pick up the pieces: without you.
I miss your smile and laughter, your booming voice, your caress, your playfulness and most of all your tender kiss.
I know you would not want me to go on mourning so, but it is just too hard to let go.
I try to be strong and carry on. but it is so hard, missing you.
Maybe some day the pain will go away, but I will forever and ever; be missing you.

Loving Wife

November 29, 2011

Today you would have been 63 years old. I imagine you had one awesome birthday in Heaven. I reflect back to the many birthdays we shared and the happy memories we made. Today has not been easy for me and my heart is still in a million pieces but I go on as you would have wanted me to. I celebrate your life that I had with you for 25 years and I want to make you proud by doing good for others as you did.

So Happy Birthday in heaven with the angels. I love you forever and ever!

Jane Crenshaw

October 2, 2011

All of the virtues of a true warrior dwelt within this man. I had the pleasure of training Deputy Crenshaw as a Detention Officer. Then I also had the pleasure of training him as a Reserve - Part Time Deputy when I was a Deputy and Training Coordinator with the Tippah County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Crenshaw has rode along with me on a many of nights on a lot of calls. He was the Warrior that you always knew had your back. I left the Sheriff's Office and took a position as Training Coordinator with a State Training Academy, and once again, I was honored when Mr. Crenshaw, as we all called him came through the 10 week Basic Training Academy and I had the pleasure of being his instructor once again. I watched him as he challenged all the younger cadets in his class to push forward and demonstrated being the leader, as indeed he was. This Officer was a highly decorated US Military Soldier and Cops Cop. He served his Country with Honor, Humility and Dedication. I am honored to have known him, trained him, have him as backup on the road, served with him, called him my Brother in Blue, but most of all to call him my Friend. I also look forward to serving with him one day in that Heavenly Realm.

Garry Welch Field Officer
MS Dept of Corrections

August 24, 2011

My prayers go out to the Crenshaw Family and to my Brothers and Sisters at the Tippah County Sheriff's Dept. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God (Matt:5-9).

Ofc K. Hauschild #3179
Buckeye Police (Former Tippah County Deputy)

May 7, 2011

On Monday May 9th, I have the pleasure of departing on a 250 mile bicycle trek to honor Deputy Crenshaw. There will be about 300 riders, all honoring a hero that gave all they had to give. I hope to meet some of Deputy Crenshaw's family at the COPS reception. I will have a flag to present to them, a small memorial for their family member who paid the ultimate price.

F/Sgt David R. Johnson
Duke University Police Dept / Law Enforcement United

April 1, 2011

Rest In Peace, Deputy Crenshaw.

Lt T Carr

January 3, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Crenshaw,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 2, 2011

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow deputies of Deputy Crenshaw.

While no one who wears a badge wants to be put into such a situation, you put yourself into the line of fire to protect those whom you might not have even known despite the danger. While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

December 28, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw I render a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

December 23, 2010

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten................

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

December 23, 2010

Rest in peace and prayers are with your love ones.

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 21, 2010

To the friends and family members of Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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