Statement from Governor Rick Scott Regarding St. Petersburg Police Officer David Crawford

Feb 22 2011; Tallahassee, FL

“Early this morning I learned that St. Petersburg police officer David S. Crawford was fatally shot while investigating a report of a suspicious person on Monday night. I am appalled by this terrible tragedy – the third of its kind in St. Petersburg this year and the sixth statewide.

“My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of Officer Crawford, as well as the police men and women who continue their pursuit of the suspect who committed this terrible crime.

“I hope that all Floridians will join me in extending our gratitude for Officer Crawford’s 25 years of service, and all of those law enforcement officers who work to keep us safe each day.”

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