Pembroke street to be renamed to honor dead officer

Written by  Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:43

Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse and K-9 partner SeppeSgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse and K-9 partner Seppe  Nearly a year ago, June 15, 2012, Bryan County Deputy Sheriff Robert W. “Bobby” Crapse was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 95. 


  A public ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. this Friday in which the city of Pembroke will rename Public Safety Way to Sergeant Robert W. Crapse Drive. 


  Twenty three year Patricia Ann Collins of Richmond Hill, who officers say was intoxicated and driving south bound in the north bound lane of the Interstate, was charged with vehicular homicide. 


  Crapse, 33 of Ellabell, was killed in the crash.  Collins had to be extricated from the wreckage and was flown by Lifestar helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment of her injuries

 Patricia Ann Collins Patricia Ann Collins

  Crapse’s K-9 partner, Seppe, was pulled from the wrecked patrol car by a deputy whowas following.  The dog suffered only minor injuries.  He has been retired from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and was given to the family.


  Collins pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and other charges at an arraignment and will go on trial.


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