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Community gathers to honor Georgetown police Lt. Gary Crump

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 5:38 PM EDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Monday evening, many people are gathering to pay their respects for Georgetown Police Lt. Gary Crump, who died unexpectedly last week. He’d been with the department for 17 years.

It was a full parking lot outside of Harrison County High School as friends, family and coworkers were in Lt. Gary Crump’s hometown to honor him.

Georgetown police Lieutenant Gary Crump died unexpectedly Wednesday night.
Georgetown police Lieutenant Gary Crump died unexpectedly Wednesday night.(Georgetown Police Dept.)

Crump had been with the Georgetown Police Department since 2004 where he supervised the criminal investigations section.

“He keeps our people focused on their investigations and the quality of the investigation...the level of service that he provided our victims was outstanding,” Georgetown Police Department Chief Mike Bosse said.

Since last week, officers and the community have been honoring Lt. Crump. His colleagues said he respected them, and he returned the respect.

“He was a quiet leader and was able to reach his detectives through that style of leadership that he had,” Chief Bosse said.

Since Lt. Crump passed away, officers are staying by his side until he’s laid to rest.

“If you watch them, how hurt they are.....but it also draws us closer together and reminds us how important those relationships are with one another,” Chief Bosse said.

Lt. Crump’s colleagues said the turnout for tonight’s visitation was remarkable.

“When we lose a police officer, all of our friends and all of our friends in law enforcement come together,” Chief Mike Bosse said. “The camaraderie pulls us together, it’s just a display of the qualities people that find themselves in law enforcement, that they sacrifice their time for each other the way they do. It’s one of the most noticeable things about law enforcement is that they do come together under difficult circumstances.”

Lt. Crump’s funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Harrison County.

Another procession in Lt. Crump’s memory will take place Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. at Great Crossing High School.

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