Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Warren Crapse, Sr.

Bryan County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 2012

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Warren Crapse, Sr.



June 18, 2012

For Deputy Robert "Bobby" Crapse, Jr.:

The law enforcement officer on patrol works on the most dangerous battlefield - a United States highway. No amount of training or caution ensures that we will finish our shift without the ever-present risk of a crash. We regret to learn that Bobby was the latest law officer to lose his life on patrol - fate has apparently deemed it to be so.

We pray for Bobby's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May the be ready to be there for his family in the days ahead.

We are proud to render Deputy Bobby Crapse, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

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

June 18, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

June 18, 2012

To the family and friends of Cpl. Crapse,
Please know I think of you all often, I'm mourning with you. I mourn for his wife and children. I never had the honor of meeting Bobby, but, I heard so many good things about him. As you know in the law enforcement community, we stick together like family. Bobby will never be forgotten. Stay strong and be there for each other. God bless you all. Rest in Peace Bobby.

Detective Lindsey Talley
Garden City Police Department

June 18, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with the family, co-workers and close friends of Deputy Smith during their time of mourning.

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant A. B. Maddox
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Decatur, GA

June 18, 2012

To the Family and Friends: Know that you are not alone as you mourn the loss of your husband, father and friend - the entire law enforcement community is mourning with you. Thousands of eyes are weeping for your, and our, loss.

Lieutenant Michael Wilder
DeKalb County, GA, Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2012

Deputy Bobby Crapse, you were the sweetest, most polite young man, on duty and off duty. Everyone here at BCSO is buzzing around trying to make sure all things are perfect for you tomorrow. You gave your best, you deserve the best. I pray God gives peace and comfort to your wife and your 3 beautiful children.

Tina Ellis
Brayn County Probation Office

June 18, 2012

"God's finger touched him, and he slept." ~Alfred Tennyson

Rest easy, Bobby, we'll take it from here...

Cpl. R.D. Fernandez
Bryan County Sheriff's Department

June 18, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James W. Moore
Gardner, KS Police Dept.

June 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Deputy Crapse. We will continue the fight and never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made to keep those on your watch safe.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)

June 18, 2012

On behalf of my agency, I wish to express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the family of Deputy Crapse. Such a tragic end for one of our brothers. God Bless.

Chief Gary E. Jones
Sardis Police Dept.

June 18, 2012

You are in my prayers and thoughts...Rest in peace..Deputy Crapse... you
Have left us but always be remembered...God Bless..

Pamela Nichols
Johnston County
North Carolina

Pamela Nichols

June 18, 2012

My prayers are with you, your family & friends and your agency. Thanks for your service.

Captain W. A. Grant Sr.
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2012

Rest in Peace.
You will never be forgotten!
My condolences to your family.

Allan Iversen (Retired LT)
Suffolk Police Dept. VA

June 18, 2012

To Deputy Crapse's Family and to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office Family: On behalf of the members of the Parole Board and staff, I wish for you peace and comfort in this very difficult time. I hope knowing that you are thought of and remembered in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow and bring peace to each of you.

Rita Rocker, Intergovernmental Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

June 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Deputy Crapse.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

June 18, 2012

The sacrifice of Cpl. Crapse will never be forgotten by me. You see, I was probably less than a mile behind him returning from a Florida vacation with my daughter and two grandchildren (3 & 5). We were in the direct path of the wrongway driver who hit Cpl. Crapse head-on. I am very mindful that it could've been my own family if she wasn't stopped. We pulled over to help but sadly Cpl. Crapse was killed instantly. God Bless him, his wife, and his three girls.

Officer Raymond Hrabos
Allegheny County Police Department

June 18, 2012

My prayers to your family Deputy Crapse may they find peace RIP

MIchelle Page-Vela
Public Defenders Oiffce

June 17, 2012

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Deputy Sheriff Robert Crapse Sr. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Robert, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina
Connecticut Police Work Dog Association / Director

June 17, 2012

Godspeed my brother and thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family!

Reserve Duputy Worcester MA Mike B

June 17, 2012

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Colleen Patricia Maureen O'Brien
Daughter of Sgt. Quin E. O'Brien

June 17, 2012

R.I.P Mr Crapse, another good man taken too early. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

Retired Constable 153 Stenner L.
Avon and Somerset Connstabulary UK.

June 17, 2012

Rest in Peace my loving nephew, i always hoped the day would never come for either of us especially you be me at such a young age. You are with God now so protect the heavens above as we will continue to do the same here, We all know you loved what you did and "Job well done" Love you forever

Sgt. Joey Waters

June 17, 2012

My heart and prayers are with the wife and children of this hero, may they know that we will never forget their hero. May God be with them and guide them through this troubling journey. Rest in peace Deputy Crapse and thank you for a job well done...

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

June 17, 2012

It will never be the same around here! You made us smile and you kept me straight! You taught me alot, and will waych over me while in heaven. I will never forget you! You were a brother on and off duty!!

Deputy Hammond
co-worker/ friend

June 17, 2012

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