Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Arthur Glenn Craft, Jr.

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 14, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur Glenn Craft, Jr.

Officer Craft,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USCG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 14, 2024

Thank you for your service to your community. May your soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 4, 2024

Sorry Officer Craft. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 15, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Croft. Honored and heroic.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2018

Sir, Your son came to join you today, July 19, 2017. Way to soon before your daughter n law Heidi and your granddaughter, Hanna and the rest of his brothers and sisters with the Henrico County Division of Police were ready to let him go. Please know that he was and will be remembered as a true friend to all and loving husband and father. I had the honor and privilege to have worked next to him and partners with him. Besides being a loving husband and father, David always tried to look out for his officers and was a true and honest friend to all. You should be very proud of him. He will be missed by many, many people. Please continue to look after him, Heidi, and Hanna.

Sgt. P.G. Grainer. (Retired)
Henrico County Police, Henrico VA.

July 19, 2017

God bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will never be in vain or forgotten. May God protect your family and your son as he works his beat everyday!

Cpl. David Craft
Craven County Sheriff's Office

September 26, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the native state of myself and my cherished son Larry Lasater who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. You must be very proud that your son followed in your footsteps.
Like your son, my grandson will grow up with the knowledge about his father through pictures, stories, and remembrances.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Officer Craft.

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 15, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 26, 2007

I worked side by side with your son on the streets of Greensboro. You would be proud. I'm sure you are proud.

Greensboro PD

April 12, 2007

Never Forgotten...

October 13, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Federal Agent
Department of Justice

July 11, 2006

I was 52 weeks old when your life was taken. I have followed your footsteps ever since, and in some way have come to know you through my life. Not a day passes that I don't remember your sacrifice for me, mom and the citizens of Greensboro.

Senior Officer D.K. Craft
Henrico Police, Henrico, Virginia

January 4, 2005

You gave your life at a time when I was just a child. My father helped capture your killer and I still remember those sad times after your death. Rest in peace.


September 20, 2004

Thank you and your family for this sacrifice. You are not forgotten.


September 5, 2003

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