Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw, Jr.

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 1974

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Reflections for Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw, Jr.

Rest in peace Sergeant Crenshaw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2020

Just incredible forty plus years after his murder by a convicted felon, I still remember Sgt. H. Crenshaw like this incident just occurred. I will never forget his presentation he made to PAD 62; he sat on the edge of the desk, his black boots shined, his jeans had a crease that you could see a mile away, he had the whitest teeth I have ever seen. He manifested true professionalism. I can not believe he is gone, still some 40 years later. I will never forget him.

Mike Kahn, Sgt. Metro 1972-97
Metro dade

May 8, 2018

I was PAD 62 recruit when I first saw Set. H. Crenshaw and his partner "Too Tall Jones" they were the quientessential detectives. They were movie stars for me. I think of them frequently.

Mike Kahn, Sgt. Metro 1972-97
Metro dade

May 8, 2018

Rest in Peace my brother, you served your badge well. May the Lord forever bless your family.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

May 10, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Wow..I just happened on this site and read all of the wonderful comments left by family, friends and colleagues. Very touching indeed. Harry was my partner and best friend for many years. Known as Salt and Pepper we worked to make our country and community a safer place for all. Harry was truly one of a kind and after his death I went on to dedicate my entire career to his honorable memory. G-d bless his family. By the way Tom Lyons, that big trooper had just had hold of my leg and Harry had a tug of war with my body until the trooper finally let go and we ran..

Jerry Rudoff
Miami-Dade Police, Ret. 2003

November 9, 2015

My Uncle, I was very young when you left us, but I will never forget, I saw your rememberance today at the Stephen P. Clark Center. May you R.I.P. I will Always Love You

Revenia S. Crenshaw-Witherspoon
Uncle

September 14, 2015

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 18, 2015

With the recent Killings of young men and Police officers, I reflected on Crenshaw and Arrington. I served with both. They were both such great guys. I will always remember them. I left the department shortly after the incident.

I am now trying to organize former Black and White Police officers to address the current state of affairs between Blacks and Whites. Brown gown is what we called our uniforms. Race did not change how one felt about a fallen member.

Julius Jackson
Former Metro Policeman

December 21, 2014

As a young child I remember the day you lost your life. My mother was also a Law Enforcement officer at the time, and I was in the same elementary class as Harrison Jr. To this day I remember you! You are gone and never forgotten. Not sure why all these years later, I still recall that day. May you rest in peace and watch over your son as he partols the dangerous streets of Miami.

Ronda Barazi Peroutka

January 28, 2014

MY LOVING BROTHER , YOU ARE IN MY HEART LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOUR OLDEST SISTER PLUMMIE CRENSHAW.

PLUMMIE CRENSHAW
SISTER

December 7, 2013

My home boy, I didn't known you well...much to young to remember you in person while you resided in Greenville, AL but I know you in sprint. I give much thanks to God for allowing me to connect with your sister Plummie after 50 years...and now we are the best of friends. I too served to protect and defend...putting it all on the line for the good of mankind. Although you will never hear this but, Thanks you my brother for your service...much love R.I.P.

Retired SFC L. Coleman
US Army/Family

May 19, 2013

I visited your grave yesterday Sgt. Crenshaw. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 11, 2013

THank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

May 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Crenshaw. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Rest in peace Sgt. Crenshaw, your courage and bravery will never be forgotten. I have visited your grave at Dade Memorial Park.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

Rest in peace Sgt. Crenshaw, your courage and bravery will never be forgotten. I have visited your grave at Dade Memorial Park.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

Harrison Crenmshaw and I went through boot camp at the same time. Also, we were assigned the same first duty station, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Harrison was intelligent,sharp and a friend. He is a figure in my past that made a life long impact. I am honored to have known this man.

Bob Holder, MSgt. USAF, Retired

December 17, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2010

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 since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Sgt. Crenshaw.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 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
Sergeant
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

October 3, 2007

Sergeant Crenshaw, thank you for your dedicated service and for paying the ultimate price for us and for our community. Sir, you along with all our other brothers and sisters that have died in the line of duty are the true heroes. Even though I didn't know you personally, I have been privileged to know you thru you son Harrison. His demeanor and professionalism are truly a positive reflection of you. I'm sure you are proud of him and of his accomplishments.

Det. E. David Falcon
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

May 25, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

May 18, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER

D/S CAMPBELL

April 8, 2007

My heart goes out to Sergeant Crenshaw, his family, and the Miami-Dade Police Department. God bless and rest in peace.

Officer Pelay
Fayetteville, NC Police Dept.

September 29, 2006

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