Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Scott Crawford

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 21, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer David Scott Crawford

Officer 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 St. Petersburg. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Crawford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 21, 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 20, 2018

St Pete will never be as safe

Just a guy....tommy
St Pete citizen

May 9, 2017

St Pete will never be as safe

Just a guy....tommy
St Pete citizen

May 9, 2017

Happy Birthday, David! I miss you!


May 7, 2017

Missing your fatherly wisdom and humor. We just had our Blue Light Tree Lighting ceremony here in Kalispell Montana. As I hung the bulb with your name on the tree, I remembered all the great times I had growing up with you as an extra "dad." Rest in peace. Hugs to you.

Christine - Warrants clerk
"adoptive" daughter

December 5, 2016

Hey Bud.
Thank you for all you did for this (former) rookie so many years ago. I miss our morning talks after shift.
Ian 114 bravo


July 15, 2014

While looking for my great-grandfather, David S. Crawford. I came across this article. I had to send my condolences. Not that WE are related by blood but because we are related by the loss. Thank you for your service David. May you rest in peace. Healing love goes out to the family.

Patricia Crawford
a citizen

May 13, 2014

You are remembered this day Feb. 21, 2014 Officer David S. Crawford. Thank you for twenty-five years of service. Rest easy Brother in Blue, we have the watch down here.

D/S Andrew D. Roedel J-39
Jackson County Sheriff's Office Marianna, Florida

February 21, 2014

When I got the news I broke down. I felt chills down my spine. Ive known Officer Crawford since I was 7 and he was like an uncle/father figure to me and when I reached my teen years I couldn't stay out of trouble. So him and a couple other officers checked up on me constantly to make sure I was actually staying out of trouble but I wasnt. I got in so much trouble that my mom moved me to TN. I never got to say goodbye to Dave and thank him for all the advice he had given me. Theres not a day that goes by that I dont think of him. I miss him dearly! Best regards to his family that he left behind!

Christina Shearer
Close Friend

February 21, 2014

Thanks for being a good zone partner. Watch over all of us as we continue to wear the badge.

Ofc. Dave Lepianka

February 21, 2014

Thinking of you today and missing you. YWAHASPIMH.


January 8, 2014

Still Think About You Often Dave. RIP

T. Nemeth
former SPPD

December 24, 2013

Two years ago you were taken from your family, friends and fellow officers. You have not been forgotten. God speed.

A. Usher
Largo PD

February 21, 2013

Gone but not forgotten... Continue to rest in peace Officer Crawford, my thoughts and prayers are with your family today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 21, 2013

I will always be in debt to Officer Dave-he saved my daughter's life when he took over her domestic abuse case. He went above and beyond to help us and kept in touch to make sure we were okay. I miss him as he became a friend to us. You are in my thoughts Officer Dave

Becky Smith

January 27, 2013

May the family of Officer Crawford find some peace in knowing his killer will never be free, and that their loved one may now rest from his labors. He is among the fallen who watch over those who continue to stand . . . (from Chaplain David Edwards, surviving parent of Cpl. Matthew Edwards, Taylor (MI) PD, EOW 7/23/10).

Chaplain David Edwards
Taylor (MI) PD

March 26, 2012

My Prayers go out to Donna and her family. David was a really good person, I have known David for a very long time. David has helped me out in many ways, (Domestic Violane). and as a friend. And his wife donna well she is a great perosn aslo have known Donna for a very long time, One of the two most wounderful people the twon of them. they we so in Love with each other. Donna!! David will be missed but not forgoten EVER!!! he has impacted my life (Domestic) side... fair well David

Donna Chambers
Old Friend

February 21, 2012

My prayers are with Mrs. Crawford and the daughter of this hero today as they face this first EOW, I know that it is not easy, but may you know that there are many prayers with you today. May God guide you through today and always. Officer Crawford, we will never forget... Continue to rest in peace sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 21, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP now. A true hero you were.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Your heroic career will serve to steel the resolve of your brethren for years to come. Those of us retired from the South Florida Police community and currently living in Citrus County were especially saddened by this tragedy. May God bless your family and the members of the St. Petersburgh Police Dept. God bless you and may you rest in peace, brother.

Police Officer (Retired), Gregory Kral
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

December 27, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer David Crawford, his fellow officers, and most especially to David:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Davids family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share their anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. As we are fast approaching both their first Christmas without you and your eow anniversary date, they are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 21 , 2011

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December 23, 2011

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