Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Joseph Thomas Crews

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 21, 1979

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Reflections for Agent Joseph Thomas Crews

Thank you for your service.

Timothy R. Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol 5342 ( retired )

September 14, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

Rest in peace Agent Crews.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

You are so missed, Cuz! You were the happiest, friendliest, most loving man in our family. May God be with you always! Love you!

Billie Matthews

September 21, 2016

Happy Father's Day, Daddy. Miss you so much.

Jennifer R. Crews

June 19, 2016

Jay, just thinking about you today and remembering all the times we had together at Woodville PD when we worked together. Still tell stories about you. You are not forgotten buddy.....

Garry Collins Captain Retired

May 9, 2015

Agent Crews,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 21, 2013

I would just like to thank those who have left such lovely reflections on my father's page. This week marks the 32nd anniversary of his death and I am so thankful that after all this time, people are still paying tribute to a man who died doing something he truly believed in and truly loved. My heart goes out to those who have also lost loved ones in the line of duty. May God's Unending Grace shine upon you!

Jennifer R. Crews-Daughter of the fallen
Daughter of Officer Crews

September 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 21, 2010

Agent Crews,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 21, 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

February 27, 2008

I have the chance to work with TABC Agents regularly in the course of my duties.

They are some of the most dedicated and professional people I have ever worked with. They carry the legacy in an exemplory manner.

you are gone but not forgotten-
Rest Easy

State Police Officer
Texas State Police Agency

March 9, 2006

I had the privilege of working with Officer Crews(Jay)when I first became a dispatcher in Woodville, Tx. He was a good officer, great guy, loved his family, and loved his job. He was also quite the comedian. He made going to work fun. I am so happy to have known him.

Dee Collier Mckinley
Nederland PD Communications div.

December 10, 2005


We have powerpoint presentations in the Victoria District that have both your father's and Agent Pearson's ODMP at the beginning and we show them to the audience watching the powerpoint.

Rest assured they ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Darryl Darnell Agent V
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission - Wharton Outpost

November 16, 2005

I am an agent, Please know he is not fogotten. His picture hangs in our headquarters today...

Agent II - Johnny King

August 27, 2005

My family thanks the State of Texas and all its police officers and firemen who risk their lives every day to protect us all. Thank you to the Officer Down page for remembering my father and all of those taken in the line of duty. God Bless all of those effected by the loss of those downed officers and all of the officers who follow in their footsteps to protect and serve this great country.

Jennifer Crews
Daughter of the Deceased

June 15, 2005

Thank you for your service sir to your community and the state of Texas. Rest in peace.


December 24, 2004

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