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

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

STILL WAITING

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
Widow

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
NYPD

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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

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 brother...to Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw I render a final salute.

PO K J JONES
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.

Sincerely,
Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy

December 18, 2010

My our Heavenly Father give your family, friends and your Department the peace and comfort as only he can. We have your Watch. God Bless

J. Hall - Pilot
US Marshals Service

December 15, 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 whose 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 14, 2010

Brother, thank you for your years of service and dedication. Bless your family and God speed. We now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

December 13, 2010

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