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Americus N. Crippen
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1863
Death: Nov. 5, 1889
District Of Columbia, USA

The District of Columbia Police Department shows that Officer Crippen was killed in the line of duty:

While outside a pool hall, George Bush shot Mr. Massey three times and walked away. Officer Crippen heard the shots and ran to the scene in time to see George Bush fleeing up Eleventh Street. Officer Crippen was too fast for Bush, causing him to flee inside a saloon. Bush reloaded his revolver and fled upstairs with Officer Crippen in hot pursuit. As Bush reached the landing, he turned and shot Officer Crippen in the right chest. Although mortally wounded, Officer Crippen found Bush hiding in a room and shot him twice. Mr. Massey, Mr. Bush, and Officer Crippen all died from their wounds.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Florence Crippen (1835 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Erected by his Associates of the Metropolitan Police Dept. of the DC.

Special thanks to Rich Agule.
 
Burial:
Dranesville United Methodist Church Cemetery
Herndon
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jan 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13073175
Americus N. Crippen
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Americus N. Crippen
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Americus N. Crippen
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