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

Forever on duty.

Gone but not forgotten.

Serving the law to the end.

Jamie Foster
United States Air Force Security Police

October 10, 2011

With a heavy heart I reflect on yet another brave man who has paid the ultimate sacrifice for his family, friends, and community. My deepest sympathy to Officer Crawford's Wife and daughter, Amanda. I wish I was home for you in your time of need.

A1C Joan Ebbecke, USAF
Friend of family

July 20, 2011

May you rest in peace, Sir! We have your watch from here. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

March 29, 2011



"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.

Thank You for your service .... RIP

Younger Brother of OD Det. John T Young EOW 2-19-2007 NYPD

March 17, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer David Crawford. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace David.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

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 Officer 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 David, 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 David's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that David's life was about so much more than the way he died. David will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer 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 eight years and 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)

March 12, 2011

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Officer Crawford's family, friends and St. Pete Police Department.

To officer Crawford's family please know he will not be forgotten and that we all morn his unfortunate death.

Cpl. Jack Presti-Ret.
Inverness Police Department

March 11, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer David S. Crawford and the St. Petersburg Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Crawford, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 11, 2011

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


March 9, 2011

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Crawford.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

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

Patrol Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

March 9, 2011

Prayers to Officer Crawford's family and friends, as well to the entire St. Petersburg Police Department. RIP.


March 8, 2011

Officer Crawford,
Sir, 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.



March 6, 2011

RIP brother.


March 5, 2011

Condolences to Officer David Crawfords family, co-workers, and friends. I did not know him but I am very grateful of his 25 years of service to his community and department. The job we do regardless of where we work as law enforcement officers is a dangerous business and unfortunately there is always someone out there who does want to do us harm. Thank you Officer Crawford, I proudly salute you for your faithful service. RIP and May God speed. May you rest in peace.

CBPO K Simon
CBP, North Dakota

March 4, 2011

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

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

March 3, 2011

Rest in Peace and know that you stood your watch well. You will be missed in this world.

Det. castelhano

March 2, 2011

As a registered nurse who worked in critical care for many years I have met and come to respect many police officers. I did not know Officer Crawford personally, but I know what he stood for, and the daily dangers he faced to keep the public safe. On behalf of everyone who's ever counted on a law officer in time of trouble, I say Thank You David Crawford.

Citizen, Steve Hill
Galen School of Nursing

March 1, 2011



March 1, 2011

RIP Officer David S. Crawford,my deepest sympathy.

Christina Brookhart
Mother of Fallen Officer 2/8/2010

February 28, 2011

Dave was truly one of the most caring and compassionate men I have ever met in my life. My best friend for years, he was always there when I needed him unconditionally. I will never forget his smile, infectious laugh, and the wonderful way in which he viewed the world, despite his line of work. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, I will miss him terribly. The world has lost one heck of a guy.....


February 28, 2011

Thank you for your service Officer Crawford! Gods Speed!

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

February 28, 2011

For Police Officer David S. Crawford:

Our duty as law officers continually brings into close encounter with individuals who will bring us harm. While we accept this hazard as part of our duty, we must also continue to take advantage of every bit of protection that is afforded us. We regret that our brother David would become the next statistic of the ruthless and dangerous persons that exist among us.

We pray for David's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead,

We are proud to render Officer David Crawford a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Crawford as well as the brotherhood at St.Petersburg Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

February 28, 2011

Yet another one of our brothers is killed in the line of duty. I will pray for his family, and his fellow officers at the St. Petersburg Police Dept. RIP my brother and protect us from the heavens

ofc Dennis Hetnandez #3077
Margate Pd Broward county florida

February 27, 2011

Rest in peace Brother your sacrifice shall not be forgotten. Your a true Hero. Godspeed.

Deputy S. Mackey
El Paso County Sheriff's Office - CO

February 27, 2011

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