Bluefield Police Remember Fallen Officer One Year Later

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Lt. Aaron Lloyd Crook. He died in the line of duty, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, while assisting another officer on a DUI traffic stop.

Lt. Crook is missed beyond words in our department. He was the epitome of an outstanding police officer and worked tirelessly serving the citizens of Bluefield. He was a mentor to young officers and loved guiding and teaching them.

Out of this tragedy, we have seen countless acts of goodness and support. People near and far have been so generous in helping Lt. Crook’s family through this difficult first year. We are very grateful for everything you have done for them and the prayers for our department.

Today is a sad milestone, please keep Lt. Crooks family, children and our department in your thoughts and prayers. We will never forget our fallen brother.

Lt. Aaron Lloyd Crook EOW 5/30/2017

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