William Bromfield Crum

Died: January 22, 2017
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William Bromfield Crum Jr., of Tucson, Arizona, went to be with God January 22, 2017. He was born September 7, 1940 in Port Gibson, Mississippi to parents William B. Crum Sr. and Idelle Jones, who preceded him in death. His siblings included: Linda Sue Stuart, Mona Goff and David Jones and was preceded in death by Albert Jones and Ruth Moudy. He had countless nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce, and his two daughters, Leslie (sp. John) and Elizabeth (sp. Joseph). He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Patricia. Bill had many grandkids: Casey, Alyssa, Dale, Gisele, Austin, Michael, Gavin, Justin, Brennan and Cheyenne.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years and spent 29 years at the Tucson Police Department. He enjoyed his family, friends, hunting and watching sports. Bill mentored countless people over the years in the joys of being an outdoorsman. He always had a story to tell, and there are many funny stories others like to tell about him. He will be missed.

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Died: January 22, 2017

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D posted on 1/8/20

You don't realize how good things are until they're over. Things will never be the same again.


Phil Ross posted on 12/23/17

It was only yesterday 12/22/17, that I found out about Bill"s passing. I am deeply saddened and regret not having been a better friend. I truly owe Bill my thanks and gratitude for being the reason my career in law enforcement and life was and is so rewarding. Bill took me under his wing as a new officer back in 1972 and because of his compassion and friendship he showed me how to be a good cop for forty years I moved away many years ago to finish my career in Pennsylvania and never stopped thinking of Bill . I will always love and miss him as a friend and brother Good bye Bromfield


Jordan Ross posted on 12/23/17

To the Crum family: I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences. My name is Jordan Ross and my father, Phillip Ross, was a police officer in Tucson during the ‘70s and early ‘80s. He recently found out about Bill’s passing and was speaking very fondly of him. Bill was my dad’s training officer when my dad first started out as a cop, and he said to me that Bill was the best training officer there was. He also credited Bill for molding him into the officer that he became (my dad retired in 2013). He then proceeded to tell me several extremely funny stories involving Bill and stated how he was always a joy to be around. The Ross family is profoundly sorry for your loss. Mr. Crum’s positive impact on my father’s life shall never be forgotten.


Gordon Warner posted on 1/26/17

I did not know Bill professionally or personally but I feel very close to him through the stories his daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Joe have related to me over the years. Bill enjoyed his family very much, especially the grand children and he will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to the family.