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Dec. 27, 1979
Caucasian Male / 27 yrs. of age
Portland Police Bureau
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Dec. 27, 1979
Officer Crowther succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two weeks earlier when he was shot while serving a narcotics warrant. He and eight other members of his unit were serving the warrant at the clubhouse of a local motorcycle gang. As they forced the door open one of the occupants opened fire with a shotgun, striking Officer Crowther in the head.
Thirteen members of the gang were arrested and charged with narcotics violations and Officer Crowther's murder.
Officer Crowther had served with the agency for 4 years and was assigned to the Special Investigation Division. He was survived by his parents and sister.