Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George Francis Crane

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1963

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Reflections for Patrolman George Francis Crane

I was a Suffolk County patrolman who took part in the uniform burial detail of that policemen; I never forgot him, his heroism nor the loving family left behind to mourn this tragic loss. May the eternal light of Christ remain with the immortal soul of Officer George Francis Crane

Arthur T. Dallas
ret. MYPD

June 23, 2020

Patrolman Crane,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 29, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 29, 2015

FIFTY YEARS LATER THIS DATE AND ALWAYS, YOU ARE REMEMBERED PATROLMAN GEORGE CRANE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THE 23RD PRECINCT.

DETECTIVE CHARLES FREITAG
NYPD/23 PRECINCT

May 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Your wife will always be rememberred too for her work on behalf of police survivors..

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 29, 2012

On January 19, 2012, Louise Crane died in her sleep after a prolonged illness. She was the widow of Patrolman George Crane who was shot and killed during a burglary in progress in the 23rd Pct on May 29, 1963. Louise was the President of the New York Police and Fire Line of Duty Widows Association. She is being waked at the Thomas Dalton Funeral Home,
412 Willis Ave, Williston Park, Nassau County.Viewing is on Monday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral mass will be on Tuesday at St. Aidens RC 505 Willis Avenue, 10:00 AM - 516 746-6585
Let's keep Louise in our prayers and know she is now once again reunited with George to begin enjoying her heavenly reward RIP

P.O. Carlos Nunez 5 PCT Retired
NYPD

January 21, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Crane and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 24, 2009

George may your memory never be forgotten. It was an Honor
for me to have served in the Two Three after you!

Ptl. Donald Denninger
23 Pct. Fellow Officer

August 11, 2008

With Police Week Ceremonies Honoring our fallen Heroes, I just wanted to take a moment to say you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace & God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

May 9, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 26, 2008

PO. Crane,
You would be very proud of your daughter Barbara. She is an excellent Police Officer :)

Sgt. David Lim
PAPD

June 21, 2007

I found this site most recently due to the recent death of one of our young officers. In searching this site, I found the tribute to one of my brotherinlaw's relatives, a NY State trooper, Cpl Arthur M. Diffendale, that was killed by gunfire in 1951, his grandmothers cousin. I passed this site onto my brotherinlaw who also told me about another relative, Barbara, whom you are her father. I send this tribute to you , and my prayers go out to Barbara and her family, to honor you for giving the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. May you rest in peace. A Hero is not a Hero by their death, but by how they lived their lives! God Bless you!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Police Communications 911 Center

June 21, 2007

Thank you for your service Officer Crane. We are grateful for your contributions.

To Officer Crane's loved ones, we will always be thankful for men of his conviction.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

February 24, 2007

Patrolman Crane, you are not forgotten

March 29, 2005

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