Official Statement: Mayor Pam Iorio - Death of Officer David Crawford of the St. Petersburg Police Department

03/18/15

Once again we are confronted with a terrible tragedy – the death of a respected and beloved police officer. Officer David Crawford of the St. Petersburg Police Department was killed in the line of duty protecting the citizens of his community. That this loss comes so soon after the deaths of two St. Petersburg police officers last month only compounds our grief.

On behalf of the City of Tampa I extend my condolences and prayers to the family of Officer Crawford, the St. Petersburg Police Department and to the City of St. Petersburg. To law enforcement officials everywhere, we deeply appreciate your dedication and sacrifice that allows all of us to live in safety.

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