Deputy Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Crapse, Sr. Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia End of Watch: Friday, June 15, 2012

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Deputy Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Crapse, Sr.

Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Friday, June 15, 2012

Biographical Info

Age: 33
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: June 15, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Injured

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Clyde R. Smith
Bryan County Sheriff’s Office
95 Public Safety Way
Pembroke, GA 31321
Phone: (912) 653-3800

Deputy Sheriff Bobby Crapse 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. Deputy Crapse’s canine partner sustained very minor injuries in the crash.
Deputy Crapse is survived by his wife and three children.


A Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed by a driver traveling the wrong way and with lights off on I-95 early Friday morning on I-95.

33-year-old Robert Crapse, a canine officer, was on the way home to the north part of the county when the head-on collision happened, authorities say.

The accident shut down a portion on Interstate 95 for some time.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Spokeswoman Gena Sullivan says 23-year-old Patricia Ann Collins of Richmond hill was driving the car that struck Deputy Crapse.

Collins was taken to the hospital by helicopter with what police call life-threatening injuries.

Sullivan told News 3 Savannah-Chatham Metro Police dispatch had actually received calls of a vehicle traveling the wrong way down the interstate with its lights off just before the call came in about the deadly crash.
According to police, the impact spun both vehicles. Collins’ car ended up facing northbound in the far left lane, and the deputies vehicle ended up in the ditch. A second Bryan County Deputy pulled Deputy Crapse from his vehicle after the accident. He had been following him home after their shift.
Sullivan also said that Pooler Fire had to extract Collins to be airlifted by Lifestar.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident, that occurred in Pooler’s jurisdiction.  Garden City PD, Richmond Hill PD, Southside fire and SCMPD officers were all on scene.

According to Bryan County officials, Crapse had been a deputy for several years and first worked for Bryan County as a corrections officer.  We were also told that the deputy was married and had three children.

According to reports, Deputy Crapse had his dog in the car with him.

Flags can be seen flying at half-staff today in Pembroke. Pembroke Telephone Manager Stephanie Morrison said out of respect for Deputy Crapse and his family.


2 Responses to “Deputy Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Crapse, Sr. Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia End of Watch: Friday, June 15, 2012”

  1. 1 Gina H. Jarrell " spouse of Cpl. Jarrell " June 18, 2012 at 13:03

    My heart is very heavy as my husband is an officer of Richmond Hill and was a fellow friend. There are no words to describe the emotions for which the family , friends and co-workers of Cpl. Crapse are going through during this time. I pray that God will touch all hearts and ease the pain of this sadness. Bobby was a blessing to be around and a true HERO to his community. Now that his duties on earth have been laid to rest, he can continue to cast protection and watch over all that he leaves behind. Blessed are those who honor,serve and protect. End of Watch 6/15/2012
    R.I.P. Dear Brother.

  2. 2 Tellewanica Bacon June 20, 2012 at 00:03

    Bobby you were truly a good friend n you will be truly missed by all..Thank you for being such a great friend..N my condolences go out to ya family ya wife n kids..May God bless u..Love always ya friend, Tellewanica Bacon

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