Deputy Sheriff Richard J. Crawford

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Richard J. Crawford
End of Watch: Fri, Aug 4th, 1922
Date of Incident: Fri, Aug 4th, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 29


Deputy Sheriff Richard Crawford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant for breaching the peace.

The suspect fled to his home on Second Creek, where he was located and arrested by a posse two weeks later. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Crawford was a U. S. Army veteran.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Perry County Sheriff's Department Patch
Main Street
Hazard, Kentucky 41702
(606) 439-4523


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