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Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

Rest in peace Deputy McCrary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2022

Daddy Im sorry I haven't written you in so long. I just miss you so much. so much is happening in the world I am kinda glad you are not here to see all this. you would have a fit. there is a bad virus going around. im in my house and not supposed to get out because of the multiple sclerosis and asthma. Mama is living in an assisted living community they had someone get the virus so they are all stuck in thier apartments they wont let us see her. its been that way for long time because we are out of stay Wind him ale is farther out of state than we are He and his wife and then kasi and her family all live in ohio.. but mama always flew up there christmas for 2 weeks to spend time with them. not this year. she is alone. which upsets us bad. we are gonna take turns on facetime (where you see her on the computer yah we are hi tech and trying to get mama into it) we wanna see jazzy open her presents. jazzy is kasis little girl that they adopted. she is precious you would love her she is so sassy. I miss you so much. so much has happened since you have been gone. Bella is graduating this year. I cant believe she is grown up already. Im not ready to let go yet. she chose a college in almost north alabama It has the best program of what she wants to do. you would be so proud of her she makes great grades and got 4 scholarships to college from different schools.she really is smart. also beautiful like her mother and she has a good head on her shoulders.
Daddy i long for your advice. i miss you telling me how to handle situations (remember the chickens at my ex house) its funny now but it wasnt funny then I hated those blame chickens. the day i slipped on the porch on chicken poop and got it all over me on my new suit and was late to work cause i was trying to get it out of my suit. andfind something else to wear. i had had enough. i threw a hissy fit like you have never seeeen. they got rid of the chickens.
he cleaned off the porch. i never heard a word about chickens again.
he didnt ask me to start with and there was no coup for them just freely going all over the place. ughhhh. they are nasty and chicken mess doesnt come out of clothes they got the stain out but the smell was stillthere. I finally just threw it away and bought me another suit.
Daddy I dont know whether I should take this vaccine or not. Im all for vaccination but this one came out so fast. they had been working on them for a while and got negative results then they did this one and put it out. they did most of their testing after they released it. i dont want to be a guinea pig. but I want out of this house and I dont want the virus and I dont want to get sick. dying doesnt scare me but Id love to live to see bellas children. id really want grandchildren to spoil, I wish you were here to tell me what to do. ok ill sleep on it. tomorrow is Christmas. I wish you were here so we could cut up. Ill call angela she is alone too. i cut up wiht her and make her laugh. she wont move over here close to me and im not moving where she is. I love you daddy. i misss you terribly

Nancy M Jones

December 24, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

Deputy Sheriff McCrary,
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 Rankin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2020

Uncle Bobby, I think of you often and have over the years. I accompanied Lora recently, to view the road sign (BOBBY McCRARY MEMORIAL DRIVE) which was displayed upon naming the road in your memory. I never had the opportunity to see it before now. I recall that you left us all only a couple of months following my mother's passing, that June. I remember thinking that if my mother had still been alive at that time ... the horrible attack on you, would have surely taken an overwhelming toll on her. You were always special to her because of your childhood health issues. I have to agree with Nancy and others that - time does not seem to change the sadness from being long ago or yesterday ... it's all the same and especially for your 'immediate' family members left, without you. Just know that you are still missed, loved and thought of often.

CSO/FHP retired
Sharon Niece

June 22, 2017

Mr Bob:
I find myself often reflecting of my time at Rankin SO and consider myself lucky to have worked with you and many others there. The guidance I received helped shape me and my Law Enforcement career. You were a remarkable man that I respected and think of often. God bless you and your Family!!!

Chief Brandon Bright
Tylertown Police Department

January 24, 2017

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Rankin County! Continue to Rest in Peace Deputy McCrary.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

August 29, 2015

Today makes 20 years daddy, they lied when they said it got easier. Itis just time. Ill see you one day. I still miss you like crazy. we went and got ice cream tonight. In honor of you. a lot of our family did. you didthat a lot with us. so that was for you. I miss you daddy still 20 years or yesterday its the same to me. all I can say forthose that don;t understand is I hope you never go through it.

Daughter Nancy McCrary Jones

August 28, 2015

Thinking of your family on this 20 year anniversary. Never forgotten.

Carol Botts
Sibling survivor of BIA Michael Miller EOW 8-28-95

August 28, 2015

May your family find peace after 20 years of heart ache and sorrow. My brother (Michael Corey McInnis of San Antonio ,TX PD)was killed on the exact same day and I still cannot get over the fact he is gone. Pain never goes away.

God bless....

LCDR McInnis

August 27, 2015

Policeman's 23rd Psalm
(Author Unknown)

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Remembering your hero's sacrifice.

Carol Botts
Sister of BIA Investigator Michael G. Miller E.O.W. 8-28-1995

August 29, 2014

I miss you daddy. i know some day I will see you again. Until then I love you and miss you.

Nancy McCrary Jones

August 28, 2014

Not a single day still goes by daddy, that I do not miss you. It won't matter if it is a year or 100 years. you are never forgotten. EVER. I just know some day we all will be together again. Since your life was cut short here. Only if heaven had a phone.

Nancy McCrary Jones

June 27, 2014

It's really hard to believe all these years have past since I responded to you on 25! I remember all the times we've shared around the SO shop, laughing and joking with each other! I'm pround and honored to know that the part I was responsible for resulted in the conviction of your attacker going to prison! You are truly missed! Several others have gone too, including our friend-the former sheriff. You're family-nor I, will ever forget you! Thank you Bob for being a friend and co-worker with me at Rankin County SO! Will see you one day!

Criminal Investigator James G. Eklund
Madison/Rankin County District Attorney's Office

May 27, 2014

Hey papaw. It is Adam. I have never written on here before, because I never knew quite what to say. A lot has changed since you passed away. So much of our family has distanced themselves from each other. I know thats not what you have wanted. A lot of people miss you. One person I know for sure that misses you, that has never really had the chance to say it how she would want, is Aunt Lora. I talk to her daily, and she has told me in the past that she wishes things couldve been different. I know, and she knows, that you have forgiven her for the things that may have caused you and grandma any trouble. She grew up in a time where the person she waws attracted to was not seen as normal. Well, I can kind of relate. I have come to terms with the person I have always been, and the road was not easy. I love myself now, and I know you wouldve loved me no matter what.

Grandma is doing great. A few health concerns, but other than that, she is still very strong. She misses you terribly, everyday. She knows you are in a better place, and has grandchildren and children that constantly keep her going. :)

Life would be different if you were still here. But I am making the best out of what I am being dealt. And I have to say, I feel that you would be very proud of me. I love you.

Adam McCrary (Hoover)

December 3, 2013

Deputy Sheriff McCrary,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rankin County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2013

Hey Daddy. It has been another year without you here. we now have Uncle Howard up there with you. I am still waiting on this to get easier daddy. just hasn't happened yet. I miss you and love you. So much I wish you were here to see. I love you always. xxxxxooooo love ya... mean it.

Nancy McCrary Jones Daughter

August 28, 2013

Happy Fathers day Daddy No words will ever tell you How much I miss you. STILL. NOTHING has been the same since you were taken from us. Never a day goes by that I don't have something I want to tell you or show you. Just like I always did. I want still so badly to pick up the phone and tell you something as I always did. Some things time doesn't change. Even though everything else seems to be different. I miss you dearly. I wish you were here in flesh to celebrate fathers day with us. But I know you are in heaven with your father having a celebration of your own. xoxoxox Thank you for always watching out for us. I still feel your love even today. I hope I make you as proud as you made me. I am working so hard to stay walking and healthy for my family. You taught me to not give up. To not give in to pain or weakness to keep on going I hope I can pass this example on to my child. Protect her from negative influences and make her the bravest strongest as you were in my eyes. I watched you every day be this example. YOU LIVED IT you didnt just say it. I never would be able to fight multiple sclerosis without having had you as my father and the example you gave every day getting up and doing what needed to be done anyway regardless of your pain. Thank you daddy. Because of that I am able to fight. Other wise I would probably not be here with this beautiful child and amazing man that is my support and husband today. I love you and never got to say Thank you. Or goodbye to you that day. Always thought if I had just kept you on the phone 5 more minutes. maybe.. But God knows what he is doing. You had bigger things to do. I hope you are having a wonderful fathers day in heaven. I am celebrating fathers day with my husband and this awesome little girl. I wish you were here to celebrate with us. I miss you and love you.... mean it.

Nancy McCrary Jones Daughter

June 16, 2013

My dear and wonderful cousin Bobby Joe - Hey it's Bonnie Joe, L. V.'s daughter. My daddy loved you and thought of you as his brother. Daddy loved you so much that he gave me my middle name after yours. He used to tell me about how much fun y'all had together when you were little and growing up. In 1970, he moved back to his family land across the "road" from the house that you grew up in. Coming to your shop on Saturdays was his very most favorite thing to do. He loved being with you and working on anything you had going on that needed a wrench, a jack or a screwdriver. He loved telling me about all the times when y'all were little. He told me he couldn't wait to get home from school, do his chores and then run across the road to be with his Aunt Eva Mae, Uncle Angelo and all the kids in their house. He had 3 sisters (girls are no fun), so you, Tom and Earl were the best! Your life on earth was a wonderful example to all who knew you and love you. I am blessed that you are my cousin and know that you and my daddy are in the company of Heaven still blessing us here on earth.
Bonnie Joe McCrary Stone
April 5, 2013

2nd cousin

April 5, 2013

xoxox just miss you daddy today and everyday.

nancy McCrary Jones

March 15, 2013

Papaw, I am now 20 years old and doing pretty good in my life. Life now is getting harder but i know that i can survive, I know that you are watching me from above and I have you with me everyday. I just got a job as a detention officer in pelehatchie and so far i like it, when i turn 21 i will probably stick with being a detention officer for little bit longer then i will be going to the police academy. When i come to work everyday and when i become a policeman i feel like i am finishing out your job what you have started, so there is still going to be a McCrary in law enforcement, i love you so much papaw and wish you were here so you can see me and everybody cause we miss you so bad. It's hard to believe it has been 17 years now, oh and grandma had a voice recording of you and she let me listen to it and i played it over and over again for like 30 minutes, I see your picture everytime i go to the sheriffs office hung up on the wall and i just smile and hurt at the same time. Im finally starting my dream job or heading towards it and im going to fullfill it through my life to serve and protect just like you did. I love you papaw forever and always.

Bradlee McCrary
October 23, 2012

Detention Officer

October 24, 2012

I remember it like it may as well have happened today. 12 18, Ironic we are in the middle of a Hurricane. So much is happening. But all I can think about is today is the day my daddy was taken from me. They say it gets easier. Not sure when that is. We love you daddy we miss you so much. No amount of time will pass that we won't think of you and how we wish you were with us. No criminal or anyone can take you out of my heart. I tell my little girl about you all the time. What you believed in. Things you taught us. You had a strong sense of values that I am trying hard to pass along to her. You will never be forgotten. I promise.

Nancy McCrary-Jones

August 28, 2012

Happy fathers day daddy. I miss you terribly. xoxoxoxoxox

Nancy McCrary-Jones

June 18, 2012

A lot of people pass away 2 early without a reason.. When we look at the sky we like the thought that they are looking back at us.. We remember them often in the morning.. In the night when we look at the stars.. A date, a song, a smell.. In memory of those that have left us. Happy birthday Daddy in heaven I miss you soo much. and I love you.

I posted on the anniversary of your death but I dont see it on here. dunno whats up with that.

Nancy McCrary-Jones
daughter of Bobby Joe McCrary- fallen on August 28 1995 Mississippi

September 3, 2011

How ironic, I was digging through a box of pictures today and found a picture of you holding me at one of uncle tom and aunt joeannes 4th of july get to gethers and the expressions on our face are priceless. Youre just looking at me grinning and I looked like I had so much to tell you. One memory I will never forget of you. You always let me sit and babble to you about anything and everything!! You understood how important all the dramas of a 5+ yr old were!! Haha! Love you!!! Keep saving our seats in heaven! Were coming!!!

Kasi Timmerman

August 28, 2011

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