On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 APD learned about the death of one of our own, Lieutenant Clay Crabb, (D.O.B 10-17-70). Lt. Crabb was on his way to work when he was involved in a fatal crash on Highway 290 near Sawyer Ranch Road.
Lt. Crabb has been with APD since July of 1998 and was assigned to Region IV (Southeast and Southwest Austin) as the Operational Lieutenant. Before joining APD, he worked patrol with the San Angelo Police Department from Sept. 1994 – July 1998.
While at APD, Lt. Crabb earned a total of sixteen commendations and awards.
Some of them include:
• SUPERIOR SERVICE CITATION
• SAFE DRIVING RIBBON with 1 SILVER STAR
• ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT RIBBON W/DIAMOND
• MASTER PEACE OFFICER RIBBON
The loss of Lt. Crabb is tragic and APD is asking everyone to please allow his family the time and privacy they need to mourn their loss. This is a great reminder to all of us as to how fragile life is.