Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Catherine M. Crawford

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 5, 1995

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Corporal Catherine M. Crawford

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 5, 2021

I last posted a reflection in 2018; Corporal Catherine M. Crawford will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 7, 2020

Cpl. Crawford,
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 Monroe County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 5, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Crawford. A true New York heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 23rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 5, 2018

My condolences to the ENTIRE Crawford family, may her soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Corporal Crawford,
I have never had the honor to have met you. However during my 33 years as a Law Enforcement Officer I had transported hundreds of prisoners to different County Jails including the Monroe County Jail when I transported prisoners for RPD. You served bravely and Honorably in a facet of Law Enforcement that too often goes unrecognized. I salute you for making the ultimate sacrifice during the performance of your duties. I had the honor of meeting your Daughter Kelly yesterday who is a very kind and caring young lady. I am certain you are as proud of her as she is of you.Thank you once again for your courageous and dedicated service.

Walt Simoni

Ret.Police Officer Walt Simoni
Formerly Sodus,N.Y. Police Dept.

November 24, 2013

Cpl Crawford,

You passes away the day I was hired at JPD and embarked on what has now become 16 years in law enforcement. It is God's grace that has carried me this far and His grace that will continue to carry me. May God bless your family and continue to comfort them.

Major Patrick Traitor
Jacksonville (NC) PD

July 14, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I consider you one of the bravest individuals in law enforcement. I gave 30 years to law enforcement and it always amazed me of those with the courage to be locked up with the worst of the worst to protect the rest of us. Thank you for your dedicated career and bravery. You have not been forgotten.

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

March 5, 2010

I just recently took a trip to Washington, DC and viewed the National Law Enforcement Memorial. I etched your name on a piece of paper for my sister, who is a Jail Deputy with MCSO. Corporal Crawford rest in peace and always know you did a job well done. Your family should be very proud. You were an asset to the department.

Retired Deputy Patricia Gudonis
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 20, 2009

You have not been forgotten.

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

March 5, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Corporal Crawford and her family. She may be gone but never forgotten. She will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 27, 2009

There is pain and pride in the serving. God bless your
memory. With love from one coast of America to the
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 5, 2008



March 4, 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

December 18, 2007

Rest in peace, Blue Angel. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 29, 2007

My biggest sympathy goes out to Copr Crawford and to all slain law enforcement officers in the nation. My brother is a officer in the RPD and i think about him and the job he's doing everyday. It takes the biggest heart to put your life at risk for those who you do not know. God bless

brother of a RPD officer

May 23, 2007

Thinking of you and your family this day.

Maryland Citizen

March 5, 2007


You are always remembered here in Monroe County. A few years ago we recognized you at our COPS Candle Vigil here in Rochester, NY. Your family has been at our candle vigils every year not only to support us but to ensure you are remembered. I have heard many wonderful stories about you. Keep an eye on our law enforcement. We had a bad year in this area last year and now have others up there with you watcjing over all of us.

We are here for your family and co workers.

Ellen Guerdat
VP WNY Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat

March 5, 2007



March 5, 2007

Twelve years may have passed but you have not been forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones.

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

March 5, 2007

G-d Bless.

March 5, 2007

To the family and friends of Corporal Catherine Crawford, and most especially to Catherine herself:

On this the eleventh anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered. Rest in Peace, Corporal Crawford.

May her loved ones continue to be comforted and supported by your law enforcement family, and by other police survivors who share this painful journey with them.

In reading the reflections about Catherine, it it obvious that she was well-respected and cared for by many people. She must have been a real fighter to have struggled to recover from her injuries for two years.

Her valor and dedication will never be forgotten, and her memory will be forever revered.

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

March 6, 2006

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To the family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Corporal Crawford, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

March 5, 2006

May God keep you in the palm of his hand. Rest in Peace.

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

August 14, 2005

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.