Gregory Crisp Obituary

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Gregory Martin Crisp

December 23, 1962 - November 19, 2012
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Trooper Gregory M. Crisp, Unit 1389, retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on July 1, 2012, after more than 20 years of dedicated service. He is a member of the 122nd Academy Class and earned his commission on June 26, 1992. Upon graduation from the Training Academy, he was assigned to the Springfield Post. In 1999, he was chosen to be a member of the Division Special Response Team (SRT), which was a part-time ancillary duty unit at that time. When SRT transitioned to a full-time operational unit in November 2010, Trooper Crisp transferred to the Office of Field Operations. During his 13 years with the SRT (Red Squad), Trooper...
Trooper Gregory M. Crisp, Unit 1389, retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on July 1, 2012, after more than 20 years of dedicated service. He is a member of the 122nd Academy Class and earned his commission on June 26, 1992. Upon graduation from the Training Academy, he was assigned to the Springfield Post. In 1999, he was chosen to be a member of the Division Special Response Team (SRT), which was a part-time ancillary duty unit at that time. When SRT transitioned to a full-time operational unit in November 2010, Trooper Crisp transferred to the Office of Field Operations.

During his 13 years with the SRT (Red Squad), Trooper Crisp served in multiple capacities including entry team and sniper/observer team leader. As sniper/observer team leader, he is credited with elevating the Red Squad's performance and capabilities. Trooper Crisp devoted countless hours to developing his and the team's tactical capabilities. He took personal pride in mentoring less experienced officers and served as a motivator to veteran officers. Due to his background in heavy equipment, he also was instrumental in establishing maintenance and follow-up programs for the SRT's armored vehicles.

Trooper Crisp is well known in the law enforcement special operations community and is considered an expert resource for his technical weapons knowledge. He also served as a Certified Police Instructor and provided training and certification to numerous police officers throughout Ohio. Trooper Crisp is widely known as an innovative problem-solver with a genuine desire to assist others. His positive nature is infectious and is a model for all with whom he crosses paths.

In his career, Trooper Crisp earned the Patrol's Health and Physical Fitness and Safe Driving awards and received numerous letters of commendation for his service. He is a military veteran and served 24 years in the United States Air Force.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 17 years, Chelsea, mother, Pat Crisp (Portsmouth, Ohio); daughter, Alex (Dayton, Ohio); son, Tyler (Columbus, Ohio); brother, Ken (Portsmouth, Ohio); other relatives and friends; and dedicated personnel from the state of Ohio.

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