Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Steve M. Crerar

Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 1995

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Reflections for Lieutenant Steve M. Crerar

Thank you, deputy. The immense sacrifice you have made has not been forgotten in Fremont County.

Cadet Brayden Sims
Fremont Count Fire Protection District

December 19, 2021

Lt. Crerar,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fremont County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2020


Sunday, on the anniversary of this senseless act 22 years ago, my thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends. Everybody has at least one of those days that when they come around each year; you reflect on where you were at when you got the news. This is one of mine and always will be. We will always wonder how this tragedy could have been prevented.

Sergeant Rex Gaylord - Retired
Uinta County Sheriff's Office - Wyoming

April 28, 2017

On May 15, 2015, a group of 7 riders and two passengers left Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming on a memorial ride honoring our fallen Officer and friend Steve Crerar. We rode through high wind, rain and hail to get to the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy to join in with other agencies to honor all fallen officers. K2 News followed and filmed the ride, as well as the memorial service. We were also joined by Lt. Crerar's wife and two daughters. It was a wonderful time, bittersweet and yet joyful. God bless the families of, not only Steve, but all fallen officers. GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAT ONE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. (John 15:13 NASB)

Deputy Phil Holder
Fremont County Sheriff's Office

October 2, 2015

Just thinking of Steve today. Still missed by all of us.

Jenny Green
Fremont County - Payroll Clerk

April 30, 2014

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 30, 2010



April 30, 2008

Thinking of you on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and also those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 30, 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 22, 2008

Lieutenant Crerar,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

April 30, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication to serving the citizens of Fremont County, Wyoming. You served well. May you continue to rest in eternal peace.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

April 30, 2007

I cannot imagine how difficult this day is for the family, friends and fellow officers who knew Lieutenant Crerar. Our department had a tragic loss this week and there are no words to describe the hole that was left in our hearts. The sorrow is almost unbearable.

I just wanted you to know that today, 12 years after his death, Lieutenant Crerar has not been forgotten. My prayers are with everyone who is mourning their loss today.

April 30, 2007

G-d Bless.

April 30, 2007

Thank you for your service.May you Rest in Peace.

April 30, 2006

To Lt. Steve Crerar, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the eleventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Steve, as a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Lt. Steve Crerar. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Steve gave to his community and the citizens of Wyoming, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 30, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 29, 2006

Steve was like a dad to me. You could go to him with any problem and he was willing to listen. He and I had a lot of fun. I think of him daily and I am thankful for what he taught me as an administrator.
God Bless you Steve

Lt. Dean Titus
Sweetwater County Sheriff'sOffice

August 18, 2005


You have not been forgotten, thanks to this website. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

November 8, 2004

Steve was the jail administrator of our agency and a fine man. He was , as usual doing additional duty ie. transporting a prisoner rather than ordering a subordinate to do it at the time of his assault and death. Steve was a good boss and good friend and I think of him daily as I continue my career. God bless you Steve.

Deputy Dan McOmie
Fremont County Sheriff's Department

December 24, 2003

I'm glad to see that Steve had now been listed to this site. He was a fine officer and a fine person. Our county could ill afford to lose him.

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