The police department and the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation will hold a ceremony Thursday to honor the memory of a detective who died in the line of duty 94 years ago.
Det. Thomas Crabtree was shot and killed after being confronted by a drunk 19-year-old man on Sept. 1, 1922. Crabtree had been with the department for nine years and was the first Raleigh Police Department officer recorded as having died in the line of duty.
The ceremony will take place at the Raleigh Police Memorial outside the municipal building at 222 West Hargett St. starting at noon. The memorial was dedicated in 2014 to honor the eight Raleigh police officers who have died in the line of duty.