June 2, 2017

Aaron Crook - Police Officer Fatality - West Virginia

Aaron Crook
Lieutenant Aaron Crook, age 32, died in the line of duty on May 30, 2017, at a hospital in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Lieutenant Crook was a member of the Bluefield Police Department in West Virginia. He had 9 years of service.

Bluefield is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia and is part of the Bluefield Virginia- Bluefield West Virginia municipal area. The region has a population of under 110,000.

Just after midnight officers were pursuing a suspected drunk driver on a Bluefield, West Virginia street. Aaron's patrol car was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another vehicle.

Aaron was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The male who was being pursued, Morgan Walker, age 27, is facing a number of
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Aaron and
for those who have lost him.
charges including DUI causing death. Reportedly, at the scene, he admitted that he had been drinking all day and that he was drunk.

Morgan Walker is innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

However, we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are drunk, wasted or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi or a bus; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Aaron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

The members of the Bluefield Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Aaron was a caring professional who could be relied upon to get the job done. He was part of the team. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

Aaron's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Aaron is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and two children.

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, Aaron.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Aaron is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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