Fallen Burke Co. officer to be buried with K9 partner

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Officer Jason Crisp

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Family members are preparing to bury a U.S. Forest Service officer killed in the line of duty on Wednesday.

Officer Jason Crisp his K-9 were shot and killed while tracking murder suspect Troy Whisnant in Burke County.

Crisp and his K-9 “Maros” will be buried together.

“He was a great father, a great husband and a good Christian man,” Crisp’s Aunt Judy Johnson said. “And he loved his work. He was dedicated, very dedicated.”

Hi aunt told WSOC that Crisp wasn’t even supposed to be at work that day.

“He was called in because there was a gate that needed to be unlocked and he evidently had the key,” Johnson said.

Investigators now believe Crisp was shot at close range. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.

Investigators shot and killed Whisnant two hours after they say he shot Crisp.

Source: WSOC


  • Tim

    RIP Mr. Crisp and your companion. Thank you for your service to protecting others. May God bless you and your companion up in heaven and give you the wings to now protect and serve in the afterlife.

  • Becca

    Two wonderful souls doing what they loved…trying to keep the community safe. Thank you for your dedication and love.

    ***By the way Fox 8…Try proofreading…especially when you are reporting the loss of lives*** IDIOTS!

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