Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Frank C. Crawford

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, March 3, 1953

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Reflections for Sheriff Frank C. Crawford

RIP Sheriff Frank C. Crawford

Retired Martin Barros
Coral Gables Police Department

March 26, 2024

frank crawford is my grandfather. my name is heidi crawford the daughter of steve crawford born 1935.

heidi crawford

January 12, 2013

Frank's nephew. I was about 11 at the time of the killing. I remember the night well. The call came in early evening. It was a very sad time for us all, expecially his wife Jane Hill my aunt who has just passed on( 4/7 /12) 88yrs. These things are never forgotten.

God Bless those who put themseves in harm way for their fellow man either through law enforcement or military service.


April 7, 2012

RIP Sheriff. I served as a trooper in your area many years ago and I appreciate your sacrifice and service. God Bless Sir. It was a sad travesty that the coward who ambushed you was released.

Chief JA Millan
Galena AK PD

September 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th 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.

The bullets that kill our beloved officers kill a part of everyone who cared for them.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

i only have the stories my dad tells and ms. jane hill

heidi crawford
he was my grandfather

June 30, 2008

On behalf of our family, thank you for taking time to send your condolences and thoughts.

Tish Crawford

June 30, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service. This writer is disappointed that full justice was not served on your behalf.


March 3, 2008

Sheriff Crawford,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cherokee County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It's sickens me that your murderer your murderer was given a lot more chances than he gave you after he was convicted.



March 3, 2008

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Sheriff Crawford deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Sheriff Crawford is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

May 27, 2006

You did your duty well. Rest in peace.

Sgt. James Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police Dept Montg. CO PA

August 14, 2005

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