Police Officer Jerry Lee Crowder (1946-2021)

Jerry was born May 26, 1946 to Harry Anderson and Alma Marie (Duffy) Crowder.

After high school, Jerry joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served as a Military Police officer.

After returning home, Jerry joined the Erlanger Police Department.  During 1973, Officer Crowder was named Crime Prevention Officer.  By 1975, he was promoted to Sergeant.

After six years with Erlanger, Officer Crowder accepted a position of Patrolman in the Boone County Sherriff’s Department and their Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. By December 1986, he was once again involved as a Crime Prevention Officer.  By 1988, he was trained as a Polygraphist.  During 1989 he was additionally working as a DARE Officer.

Officer Crowder later was appointed a United States Deputy Marshal.  Still later, he drove a school bus and served as a school resource officer at Ockerman Elementary and Gray Middle School.

Officer Crowder was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police Boone Lodge 46.

Officer Crowder died on October 27, 2021 at St Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood at the age of 75.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry Crowder and Robert Crowder.  Officer Crowder is survived by this wife of 33 years, Connie F. (Michels) Crowder; children, Jerry (Elizabeth) Crowder, Theresa Crowder, Richard (Bree) Crowder, Brittany (Cameron) Day, and Jamie (Joshua) Zembrodt; grandchildren, Tasha Closser, Amanda Alston, McKenzie Crowder, Cody Crowder, Tanner Crowder, Asher Crowder, Beckett Crowder, Addeline Crowder, Savanna Crowder, Jace Zembrodt, Joby Zembrodt, and Wells Day; great-grandson, Joseph Hardin; and siblings, Dennis Crowder and Roberta Bohart,

A memorial visitation was held 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Hebron Lutheran Church.  A funeral service will follow.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron KY 41048 or the Fraternal Order of Police, Boone Lodge 46, P.O. Box 812, Florence, KY 41042.

 

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