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Sheriff Eugene Crum

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Reflections for Sheriff Eugene Crum

Rest in Peace, Sir!

TFC J Holloway
Georgia State Patrol

April 3, 2013

REST IN PEACE SHERIFF CRUM. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2013

We are so sorry to hear this and know that amount of words right no will ease your pain!! God bless your father and grandfather for keeping his community safe and being there for the ones that needed him I just can't even begin to tell you that even I my family and I do not know you all personally but we will be praying for all you as hard as we can that you make it thru this time. GOD BLESS ALL YOU AND PRAY FOR PEACE

Mary Lee Nicholson Hart
Just a citizen and her family from Morgantown WV

April 3, 2013

Sheriff Eugene Crum rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come. Gene will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of
Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the
ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you
to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips, Ms, USA Ret.
Retired Lt. Walnut Grove Mississippi Police Dept

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your bravery and service. May God Bless the family, co-workers and friends of Sheriff Crum. He will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgottten.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Poice Department

April 3, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

May God be with the family of Sheriff Stafford and the officers of his department.

Detective Ashburn
Hamilton County, TN Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2013

God bless.

Sgt. Jim

April 3, 2013

God speed sir, Thank-you for your dedicated service.

Officer McLellan
Decorah Iowa Police Dept.

April 3, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, officers and co-workers of Sheriff Eugene Crum. May God wrap his arms around those dealing with this tragedy and give them comfort. R.I.P Mr. Crum.

Darlene Fields
Citizen of WV

April 3, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Crum!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 3, 2013

My condolences to your family. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace.

Raymond E. Witzke
Ex police officer/Military

April 3, 2013

My condolences to the family and the Mingo County Sheriffs Dept. Your loss is heartfelt. May justice prevail in the prosecution of this most eval subject.

Major; Leland Ronzheimer
G4S (group 4 securacor) USA.

April 3, 2013

GOD BLESS SHERIFF EUGENE CRUM, HIS FAMILY AND THE MCSO. MAY JUSTICE BE SWIFT AND SEVERE FOR THE PERSON RESPONSABLE. MAY WE ALL LEARN ANOTHER LESSON ABOUT THE DANGER WE FACE.

DEPUTY ALAN W. MOFFETT 433
RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (AUGUSTA, GA)

April 3, 2013

May the lord comfort your family and the Sheriff's Department.
Rest in Peace

Ron Turner
Indiana Dept. of Correction/Academy & Training Staff

April 3, 2013

On behalf of Sheriff Brad Stafford the staff and officers of the Jackson County Tennessee Sheriff's Office we extend our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies to the family and the members of his department.
Rest well Sheriff, for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we'll take care of it down here. May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Chaplain, Jackson Co. TN SO

April 3, 2013

A sad, sad day for West By God Virginia....and us all. God Bless you, sir!

Paul and Karen Highbarger
Peace Officer Christopher Nicholson: EOW- 12/19/07

April 3, 2013

RIP sir. Prayeing for your family, and feeling immense sorrow for yet another senseless tragedy.

Deputy Sheriff Sonya Shepard
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2013

Rest In Peace......

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch, TX

April 3, 2013

To the family, friends and Mingo County Sheriff's Office. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come. May God bring comfort in this time of sorrow.
John 15; 13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department

April 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sheriff Eugene Crum. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Mingo County, West Virginia will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir .


May the children & grandchildren of Sheriff Crum, know that their Dad / Grandfather, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Sheriff Crum. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

April 3, 2013

RIP sir, blessings to the family.

Sgt. C Reilley
Duchesne County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2013

I have known Sheriff Crum for over 25 years. We assisted each other at times when I was working security in the local area. One of my sisters worked as a dispatcher for the small town of Matewan when Sheriff Crum was employed there. He was a true law enforcement officer and gave his all to his job. R.I.P. Eugene, you will be missed.

Gerald Hatfield
Friend

April 3, 2013

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