Portrait of Miami police officer Sidney Clarence Crews.

Portrait of Miami police officer Sidney Clarence Crews.


Image Number

  • PR20194

Year

  • Between 1921 and 1929

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on August 12, 1885, in Baker County, Florida. Married Creassie Taylor and the couple had seven children. He moved his family to Miami in 1921 and became a police officer. On April 24, 1929 he and Lonnie Godbee entered the city jail to kill rats with air rifles but against regulations Crews also had his police revolver in a holster. While stooping to look for a rat beneath a table, an inmate, Doe W.B. Wilson, who was sleeping on the table, grabbed the revolver and started shooting. Shot twice, Crews died the following day at 5:00AM from hemorrhage and shock. The name of "Sid Crews" is inscribed (East Wall, Panel 61, Line 10) on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Miami police officer Sidney Clarence Crews. Between 1921 and 1929. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13726>, accessed 17 July 2019.

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Portrait of Miami police officer Sidney Clarence Crews. Between 1921 and 1929. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13726>.

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(State Archives of Florida)