VIDEO: REP. JENKINS HONORS FALLEN BPD OFFICER AARON CROOK
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) honored the life of fallen Bluefield Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Crook on the House floor Thursday during National Police Week.
“As our nation honors our police officers for their sacrifices, we give thanks to the life of Officer Crook, whom we sadly lost last May,” Rep. Jenkins said. “Our state and country lost a good man, and Officer Crook is missed each and every day. May he rest in peace.”
This week, the name of Aaron Crook and 359 other officers were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington.
The transcript is below.
“Mr. Speaker, as our nation honors National Police Week, I rise today to remember a fallen officer, Lieutenant Aaron Crook of the Bluefield Police Department.
“This week, the name of Officer Crook, along with 359 of his fallen brothers and sisters in blue, will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial here in Washington. As our nation honors our police officers for their sacrifices, we give thanks to the life of Officer Crook, whom we sadly lost last May.
“Lt. Crook was born in Summers County, graduated from Bluefield State College, and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for six years. After serving his nation, he exchanged his Marine uniform for that of the Bluefield Police Department in 2008.
“Lt. Crook was an outstanding police officer and devoted family man. He loved the outdoors and would never pass up an opportunity to go fishing. In fact, the city of Bluefield is planning to rename a lake in his honor –so his legacy can carry on through one of his favorite pastimes.
“His memory is kept alive by his wife, Whitney, his kids Brycen and Paislee, his extended family, the Bluefield Police Department, and so many others. He will never be forgotten.
“Our state and country lost a good man, and Officer Crook is missed each and every day. May he rest in peace.”