June 15, 2012

Robert "Bobby" Crapse - Law Enforcement - Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Bobby Crapse, age 32, died in the line of duty on June 15, 2012, in Chatham County, Georgia. 

Bobby was a member of the Bryan County Sheriff's Office. 

He was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on I-95, near mile mark 97 in Chatham County, at approximately 2:15 am.

He had just completed a traffic control assignment and was driving back to the north part of Bryan County when the crash occurred. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of the Police, pray for Bobby
Another local police department had broadcast an alert that a woman was driving a vehicle the wrong way on the highway, with her car lights out. But Bobby would not have heard that alert unless he had manually switched to the other Department's radio frequency. 

Bobby started working law enforcement when he was only 19 or 20 years old. He became a Deputy in 2006 and was working in traffic enforcement and was the Department's canine handler. The dog in the vehicle with Officer Crapse survived the crash and will be retired and given to Bobby's family. 

Police officials stated that Bobby was a dedicated officer who took his job seriously. 

Bobby is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and three children.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Robert Crapse is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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