Arthur Glenn Craft Jr.

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Arthur Glenn CraftOfficer Arthur Glenn Craft Jr.
Appointed: May 14, 1973
End of Watch: February 14, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Officer Craft, 28, and his partner were dispatched to the 1700 block of Dillon Road due to a report of a "crazy man in the woods behind a residence." When Officer Craft arrived on the scene, he was ambushed by the man and shot in the face and chest with a shotgun. The suspect, an ex-convict who was hiding in an old vehicle, also shot and wounded Craft's partner before being taken into custody. Officer Craft was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.