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November 26, 2012
Remembering you....
November 22, 2012
There are those who do not forget you as time passes. Thoughts always with you. Be strong.
September 19, 2012
We miss you and love you deriek! RIP our guardian angel!!!
May 21, 2012
I Give My Condoloces to the Crouse Family i lost my brother anthony in a ambulance crash where we volunteered for the rescue squad
April 30, 2012
MY HEART GOES OUT TO TINA CROUSE AND THE CROUSE FAMILY AFTER LOOSING OFC CROUSE I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE LOOSING SOMEONE I LOST MY BROTHER ANTHONY IN A AMBULANCE CRASH WHERE WE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE RESCUE SQUAD
April 11, 2012
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE CROUSE FAMILY AFTER THE LOS OF OFC.DERIEK
January 01, 2012
Dear Crouse family, I have two kids at Tech and was so saddened by the news of Officer Crouse. My heart goes out to you, the children and his extended family. Please know that the entire Hokie Nation feels a great sense of loss by this senseless tragedy, and we are humbled by your husband's honor and courage. Bless you in 2012.
December 31, 2011
I hope something positive came out of Christmas. It wasn't fair to lose your loved one. May the New Year bring you some peace.
December 25, 2011
We will keep this candle going on and on for you Deriek for the love you showed for many others and the protection you gave for us..your missed by so many dear.
December 25, 2011
Tina dear I wanted to also say God is your strength dear open your heart to him and he will keep you so very strong and guide you with help of your best friends..hugs...Keep That Beautiful Smile so Deriek can see it..
December 25, 2011
Tina and Boys and family our words cant bring Deriek back to you buy know he is always looking down on you and by your side and know he is forever in your heart and if there is anything I can ever be there for you I am only a phone call away and would be there in a moment in time for you if only to comfort you in some way dears.I love you to always and will keep you in my prayers continually and know God will guide you day by day and keep you strong and protect you in everything you all do sending all my love to you and the whole family email me if you need me at any time and want my phone numbers to just chat if you would like to talk any time of the day dears..hugs and kisses Phyllis...
December 25, 2011
sorry for your loss! It's always hard to lose a loved one. take one day at a time and just know that everyone is sending you and your family prayers. You have your boys to live through now and just know that your hubby will be there with you all the time!
December 25, 2011
Through tears as I read your story, I offer you my meager condolences as you and your family struggle to walk through this difficult time. And you must walk THROUGH it, not around it...and you will come out on the other side still changed but stronger each little moment that passes.
December 20, 2011
As a LE Officer in Virginia, my heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. You will always be a hero.
December 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Apparently God needed to bring one more angel home. God bless your family.
December 18, 2011
Although we do not know the family, our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family and the family of VT. Our thoughts go out to the Radford community as well.
Kathy and Doug Grimes, Ocean City, Maryland
RU alum
December 18, 2011
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU FAMILY AT THIS TIME!
December 18, 2011
I am sorry for the lost of your husband. We appreciate all that he did and God does also.
December 17, 2011
Thank you for your selfless sacrifice, hard dedicated work. Prayers and condolences to the family, friends and comrades. RIP Brother
December 16, 2011
Thank you for giving your life to keep the family of VT safe (my daughter included). God bless your family. RIP
December 15, 2011
God bless my brother in blue. May you lay to rest knowing that your service will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the years of service you have provided and all the lives that are saved because of you.
December 15, 2011
may God offer your family comfort and peace, and I thank Deriek for his service to keeping this country safe. our Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. The Okcetin Family
December 14, 2011
A Reminiscence

YES, thou art gone! and never more
Thy sunny smile shall gladden me;
But I may pass the old church door,
And pace the floor that covers thee.

May stand upon the cold, damp stone,
And think that, frozen, lies below
The lightest heart that I have known,
The kindest I shall ever know.

Yet, though I cannot see thee more,
'Tis still a comfort to have seen;
And though thy transient life is o'er,
'Tis sweet to think that thou hast been;

To think a soul so near divine,
Within a form so angel fair,
United to a heart like thine,
Has gladdened once our humble sphere.

By Anne Bronte
The Poetry Foundation
December 14, 2011
Praying for your peace and comfort during this tough time.
December 14, 2011
SOsorry this should have never happen thoughts and prayers are with you
SHERRY WILLIAMS
December 14, 2011
So far away from home I'll honor your husband and you during this, another sensless death. It distresses me to see my hometown stuggling with these situations. Please take comfort in knowing that so many of us, near and far, depend on the good-will of men like your husband.
December 14, 2011
Tony - Although I never met Deriek, I do know you and Kevin. You have always been close friends to me and my family. We all really hate what you are having to go through during this most difficult of times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and your entire family.
December 14, 2011
TO THE CROUSE FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS YOU SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
December 14, 2011
To the family:
My condolences to you on your loss. May God grant you peace as you grieve for your loved one.
December 14, 2011
Thinking of you all and in my prayers. May God comfort you all.
December 14, 2011
Tina,
I'm so very sorry for you loss. You and the boys are in my prayers. Deriek's grandfather and my grandfather Akers were friends. If you need anything, and I mean anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
December 14, 2011
(We offer our deepest thoughts & prayers & wanted to share this poem with you all. We were given this poem when my best friend passed away on my birthday last year & somehow it helped me to rationalize things a little...Our prayers to you all....)

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

"It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
December 14, 2011
We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you all....May GOD keep you and comfort you...
December 14, 2011
May God be with you and your family.
December 14, 2011
Tina,May God be with you at this very tragic time. Peace be to you and your children.
December 14, 2011
Please accept my condolences for your loss. We are, all of us, diminished by this tragedy through the loss of a good man who contributed so much to his community.
December 14, 2011
I am very sad by your loss. im praying for your family and kids. Your in my prayers.
December 14, 2011
To the Crouse family I did not know Deriek but being who he was, as a person in law inforcement who put his life in danger to make sure his family and others are kept safe everyday deserves the respect from us the people he was protecting. I can't say anything to make the hurt go away and I can't say I know what you are going through but I can say how sorry I am about your loss. May GOD be with you and your family through this time.
December 14, 2011
I am very saddened by your loss, especially this time of year. I pray that your family will find strength in God's goodness and know that many of us are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
December 14, 2011
All the Hokies in Savannah ,Georgia send their sympathy ..... David
December 14, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are so sorry for your loss.
December 14, 2011
Tina & Dustin,Logan, Hyaden, Tyler, Peyton, Darris and Kevin, Mom & Dad, extended family,

It is with great sorrow in my heart that Donna & I send our deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers will continue to be laid upon the alter of God for you all. We will do our best to always keep Deriek's memories alive in all we do by demonstrating the care he displayed toward others.

We are here if you need us !
December 14, 2011
god bless we are praying for you and your family
December 14, 2011
Officer Crouse was a hero to his country and his community. This man served in the military and returned to protect his community. God Speed to Officer Crouse and God Bless his family.
December 14, 2011
December 14, 2011
Prayers for the Family of this hero.... God Bless
December 13, 2011
December 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family as they are coping with the loss of Deriek. I met the Crouse family several years ago when I lived in Galax. They are very special people and I know that his family and friends in the Christiansburg Blacksburg area are special people too. He will definately be missed.
December 13, 2011
It is always heartbreaking when a police officer is killed
.. His family will be in peoples thoughts for a long time to come. I am sorry for your loss.
December 13, 2011
As a wife of a police officer my heart goes out to you and your beautiful family. Stay strong for each other. He is a true hero. I am certain your family has a very special guardian angel watching over them now. God bless you all.
December 13, 2011
Faithful Servant
December 13, 2011
December 13, 2011
Dear Crouse Family: I am a Virginia Tech alumna and the mother of Tech senior. I am writing to express my deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your beloved husband and father. I know that mere words cannot comfort you, and that your hearts are broken. Please know that the Hokie Nation grieves with you, because once again we have lost one of our own. We will lift you up in prayer for years and years to come.
December 13, 2011
My condolences to to the Crouse family, his brother officers and his friends. He was a police officer doing his duty and paid the highest price. He is in the arms of the Lord now.

John N. Bucciero Commanding Officer Ret. City of Long Branch, NJ PD
December 13, 2011
May God bless the Crouse family and the Virginia Tech community during this time of loss, tragedy, and sadness. May he give you comfort, peace, and guideance during this time.
December 13, 2011
To Deriek Crouse Family
I know that all of you are going through a really bad time right now. He was my 2nd cousin and I loved him because he was my family.My name is Sandy Holder and Tony is my cousin. Just wanted to send my condolences to the family.
December 13, 2011
Tina and Crouse Family,
I am saddened about your loss, Virginia Techs loss and the loss of a brother law enforcement officer. I pray for peace for you all. I attended the funeral services yesterday and was in awe at the attendance. You will get through this, I am certain.
December 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer's Crouse's family and friends. As a former Deputy Sheriff, I feel like we have lost a family member also.
December 13, 2011
Tina, to you and kids....there will be nothing that anyone will be able to offer in the way of words and expressions to stop the grief and pain. I offer you the only thing that I believe appropiate in these cases and that is the fact of being able to just express to you the facts that Deriek entered a very proud, nobel, and at times difficult career field with the intention of making a difference. I am sure he was an extrodinary officer and he went to work everyday wnating to make a difference. I am proud to be a part of this botherhood and faternity and family that we all belong too as officers and family members. We will be looking forward to supporting and offering every thing we can during your trip to Police Week and the complete and total support you and your family will recieve from all the different members of thuis family and faternity called law enforcement. I wish there was morre to offer and the ability to lift the grief and sorrow that you must all feel during this time and in the coming months and years. Always trust in your faith and have your energy move into the various directions to comfort others that will be here in your place tomorrow. From Martinsburg PD, Martinsburg West Virginia, support for you and the kids.
December 13, 2011
Tina,
Words cannot begin to convey our sorrow for your loss. Deriek was a wonderful friend, father, and husband and we will miss him terribly. If you or the boys ever need anything, please give us a call.
December 13, 2011
I offer my condolences to Officer Crouse's family, friends and co-workers. The world becomes a little darker everytime we lose a police officer. May God bless you all.

Lt. Victor Snyder, ret. G.C.R.T.A.P.D.
Cleveland, Ohio
December 13, 2011
I express my deepest condolences and sympathy to all Crouse's wife, children, family and Virginia Tech Police on such a senseless event. As an officer, many of us will ask ourselves why we do what we do? We try to put our head around these things and wonder...this is God calling when we read; "Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God" Matthew 5:9. Deriek W. Crouse, thank for serving God, family and your community. May you rest in God's peace.
December 13, 2011
May God Bless You and Yours. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Crouse family, and Fellow Officers at Virginia Tech. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten!!!!
Cst. Jeremy Ball
December 13, 2011
Tina, Family and Friends, I have no words that can be said that will make this any better. We are so very, very sorry for the loss of Deriek. My heart breaks for each and everyone of you. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. He will always be a Hero. God Bless you all.
December 13, 2011
I am so sorry for you loss, this was such a tragic incident. Please know that our thoughts prayers and hearts are with you and the entire family at this awful time. Keep your faith in God may you all find some comfort in knowing that he is now in a better place looking down on you all! With love we will never forget
December 13, 2011
Tina and family,
Stay strong and when things get hard remember the joy you had together
December 13, 2011
He was a special person all the way around. Even though i haven't seen him in 20+ years. When I saw the pictures I just smiled because that is what he made you do. He was a people magnet. He always was making people laugh. Even the ones that he couldn't make laugh he would always get a smile. We are praying for all of the family and friends during this time. He will always be well remembered. Keep the memories alive. He is always with you. He was a great, great guy with great legacy and memories.
December 13, 2011
Tina and Family, You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. We give our sincere condolence to the family.
December 13, 2011
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED.THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CAN BE SAID TO EASE YOUR PAIN AND SORROW. YOUR HUSBAND IS A HERO AND WILL BE HONOR IN A WAY THAT EVERY HERO NEEDS TO HONOR.
December 13, 2011
My prayers are with your family. Your husband and father kept my daughter safe for the past 3 years. He will not be forgotten.
December 13, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
December 13, 2011
I have no magic words to ease the pain of your loss, I only have my heart which shares in your grief. God Bless you Crouse family and Rest In Peace Officer Crouse.
December 13, 2011
I am so sorry for you your loss. Deriek was a courageous defender of freedom and public safety. My prayers are with you and your children as he will always be sorely missed as a husband, dad, and policeman.
December 13, 2011
Rest in Peace Brother Crouse
December 13, 2011
The Crouse Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your husband and your father was a hero who will not soon be forgotten.
December 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family and for all the Virginia Tech police officers.
Sgt. Geoffrey Merritt
University of Texas San Antonio Police Department
December 13, 2011
Tina and family,
There are no words that we can say to ease your pain. But know that we along with the Hokie nation are praying for you and your family. My our Lord carry you through the days ahead! With much love and support!
December 13, 2011
Fellow residents of Blacksburg will never forget your contribution to this quite town and this beautiful country. May you rest in peace.
December 13, 2011
We are all so saddened by your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.
December 13, 2011
Tina and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you! A heart break is felt all over the nation!
Much love,
Tonia (Tom Gallemore's sister)
December 13, 2011
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
December 13, 2011
From your brothers & sisters in Buffalo NY at the Roswell Park Public Safety Dept. RIP. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Officer Crouse's family and all who knew him.
December 13, 2011
He made the ultimate sacrifice for his community. Thoughts to the family and fellow co-workers. Retired Lt. Col. Illinois State Police K. Yelliott
December 13, 2011
May God's Holy Angels surround you and your family and help you all get through this terrible time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Retired Captain - Alexandria Police Department (VA)
December 13, 2011
I pray that nothing like this will ever happen again
December 13, 2011
RIP Brother in Blue, Your ultimate sacrifice will forever be remembered.
My thoughts and prayers got out to your family in their great time of need.
December 13, 2011
I'm so very sorry.
December 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ptl Warren Mcnutt Knox County Sheriff Office, Knoxville Tn
December 13, 2011
My heart breaks for your loss. May his memory grow stronger with each day and the community never forget his sacrifice!
December 13, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family. You have served them all well, your shift is over here, however your shift has just begun serving Saint Michael patrolling Heavens streets, as your uniform here is laid to rest and your badge is retired it will forever more shine brightly as you continue to serve us all. GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER. Sgt. David A. Skeins, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
December 13, 2011
May god bless you and yours. Your loss will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Sgt Marnach Sr. KHP
December 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family, friends, fellow officers at Virginia Tech Campus Police, and Law Enforcement Officers around the world....We'll take over your watch from here!!!! God Bless!!!
Deputy Jennifer A. Spies
WCSO, Virginia
December 13, 2011
my heart goes out to the family. All of u r in my prayers. May god be with u through this rough time. My boyfriend works at virginia tech rock quarry he has been there for almost 20yrs. Im so sorry for ur loss. The Lang Family.
December 13, 2011
my sincere condolences go out to all the family and friends.i didnt know know him but have high respect for law enforcement that put thier life on the line as he did.from what ive heard and read he was a great guy.may God comfort you and help you thru this diffucult time .
December 13, 2011
On behalf of the men and women of the UNC Greensboro Police Department, I offer my deepest condolences to your family. Deriek is part of our campus law enforcement family, and we share in your grief.
December 13, 2011
Precious memories of Derek will bring comfort and give family, friends,and fellow law enforcement officers strength in the days ahead. His spirit shall always encourage us to honor him by what he did best--serve and protect. Peace Be With you, Deriek Crouse.
December 12, 2011
Tina, god bless you and your family. Deriek is my hero and a brother in law enforcement. Thank you for sharing your life story with Deriek, you sounded so happy....cherish those moments forever!!! Rest in peace brother!!!!
December 12, 2011
I am so deeply saddened by your loss. Prayers for you all.
December 12, 2011
God be with you and your beautiful family during this terrible time. May he grant you comfort, and someday, peace.
December 12, 2011
As a retired police officer, I knew the dangers all too well of the chance of never making it home to my loved ones. I was one of the lucky ones. May your friends and family be with you in these horrific times and try to find solace knowing Deriek is watching over you from the Heavens above.
December 12, 2011
To the Crouse Family, His friends and Colleagues. May God Be with you all in this time of need. May he bring you strength & comfort. You have my Deepest Sympathy, prayers and thoughts. God Bless all of you.
December 12, 2011
TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER CROUSE. MY HEART AND MY FAMILIES PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMLY. WITH TIME AND GODS GRACE ALL THINGS WILL HEAL. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

OFFICER SMOKEY J. THOMAS
December 12, 2011
SORRY FOR URE LOST BE IN MY PRAYERS
December 12, 2011
Remembering times past and thinking of Deriek's family. Annissa,Haley, and SSG Jimmie Ramey
December 12, 2011
God Bless the Crouse family...Rest in Peace Police Officer Deriek Crouse..Rest in Peace my brother..
December 12, 2011
To the Family of Derek Crouse: my heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. In time, may your precious memories of Derek bring you comfort and give you strength. Peace Be With You.
December 12, 2011
As a Temple University Police Officer, I would like to take this opportunity to convey how very sorry I am for you lost.
December 12, 2011
You and your family are in my prayers
December 12, 2011
I thank you and your family for the service that your husband and father have given to this country and to the protection of my son at Virginia Tech, There are no words that can truly convay my sorrow to you, but you and your family will be in my prayers.
December 12, 2011
Our Hokie Nation once again has UNITED! Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a strong woman and can carry on Deriek's memory in your children and daily life. It couldn't have been said better today. Heroes are remembered. Legends never die. Even though it wasn't his intent, Deriek is a legend in his own time.
December 12, 2011
Keeping you and your family in prayer and asking for God to bless you with strength and peace.
December 12, 2011
GOD will be with you and your family during this trying time.

God Bless your family.

Ken Alderman, Radford, Va.
December 12, 2011
From a USAF vet and current medical officer with the California Dept. of Corrections: We share in your loss and suffering. Nothing we say can make this any easier, but we stand by you.
December 12, 2011
I'm sorry to hear about your loss...your all of your family are in my prayers and thoughts...
December 12, 2011
rest in peace brother may your family find peace in this hard time and tell god to watch over the cops left down here fighting the fight deputy thrower
December 12, 2011
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE CROUSE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF GRIEF AND LOSS OF A LOVED ONE... GREATER HATH NO MAN THAN HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR A FRIEND... HE LOST HIS LIFE TO PROTECT AND SERVE HIS COMMUNITY. MAY GOD TAKE HIM IN HIS ARMS AND COMFORT HIM AND HIS FAMILY......I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...
December 12, 2011
When I was a Army Journalist in the late '80s I wrote a short article about police officers and the real world. I will try to attach it here. May God guide you in the coming years.
December 12, 2011
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
December 12, 2011
may God wrap you and your family in his loving arms while you grieve! He will stand for you until you can stand on your own! Derek was a great officer, a wonderful husband, a loving Dad, and a hero.
December 12, 2011
God Bless you and may the lord keep you close.
December 12, 2011
our prayers are with you all God will watch over all of you .
December 12, 2011
Was proud to serve with u home and abroad for thr 5 yrs i served with ya i pray for the family that u left behind we all lost a good man when u was taken from from the peaple u served and wish u peace and rest for u will not be forgotten by many
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family.
December 12, 2011
Dear Crouse Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. As a Virginia Tech alum I am so grateful for Officer Crouse's service - protecting the community and the campus that I hold so close to my heart. I pray for peace for the family and for the VT police force.
December 12, 2011
May you be embraced by Jesus in a hug welcoming you to life everlasting. May your family be comforted by this knowledge.
December 12, 2011
There are no words but there are many tears in your honor. We are amongst great people everyday that serve and protect and truly care.
December 12, 2011
From another LE officer and vet to you for facing danger daily and continuing to protect our country. I salute you as a warrior and brother in arms. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this great tragedy. Sir....you will not be forgotten!
December 12, 2011
Rest in Peace our Warrior Brother
December 12, 2011
From Our VSP Family to yours, you are in our Prayers.
December 12, 2011
may god hold you close in your time of need thank you for the service of your husband because of him i can sleep safely thank you
December 12, 2011
My heart breaks for Mrs. Crouse and the boys. God be with you all in this time. Officer Crouse is surely receiving the blessings of a life of service and sacrifice, hearing "Well done my good and faithful servant."
December 12, 2011
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless you all.
December 12, 2011
May God bless and keep you for giving the ultimate sacrifice. Our prayers are with your family.
December 12, 2011
May God bless and keep Officer Crouse's family...I pray that the Lord will console and protect the Family and fellow Officers from further grief and hardship...Again, may God Bless...
December 12, 2011
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, GOD BLESS YOU!
FROM TENNESSEE
December 12, 2011
I know that your life feels robbed of everything right now and there is nothing anyone can say to make you feel better. When we ALL lost Officer Crouse, to find it was senseless, anger does stir up almost immediately. There will be a day I pray that you will find comfort knowing that God's got Deriek now, and you will see him soon. Keep his memories and praise God through all. I am sorry.
December 12, 2011
From one Officer and veteran to another....May GOD grant you eternal rest and peace and comfort and healing for friends and family.
December 12, 2011
You gave the ultimate sacrifice for our community. That will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family and the Hokie Nation! Rest In Peace Deriek W. Crouse
December 12, 2011
Hokie Nation is grieving for the loss of one of our own. May your family find comfort and hope through the Hokies in this time of need.
December 12, 2011
Mrs Crouse and Family: Please know you and your family along with Dereik are in my prayers. Dereik, Rest in Peace, and watch over the rest of us working the street. Mrs Crouse, aslong as Dereik is in your heart, he will never be far from you.

Ptl. Tom Rafferty Jr #936
Lakeland College P.D.
Krtland, Ohio
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and keep you in his care.
December 12, 2011
Another fallen brother. All of law enforcement's love and caring is going out to support your family and friends while they grieve such a senseless loss. You have served your country and your community so valiantly. May that be some comfort to your family - that you were one of the good ones and spent your time here a hero. Rest in Peace.
December 12, 2011
May your light of love always glow over your family and fellow officers. RIP Officer Crouse~
December 12, 2011
Our deepest sympathy is sent to to your entire family and friends. You will all be in our prayers.
The family of Kevin Taylor
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. There's a song the choir sings at Thomas Road Baptist Church called " We Will
Remember" . The works of his hands, not just Gods hands but Deriek's hands too. He did what he did best in life. God be with you all.
December 12, 2011
Rest In Peace, Deriek Wayne Crouse. The Hokie Nation thanks you for your service and your sacrifice, and we grieve your loss with your family.
The Holbach Family
December 12, 2011
There are no words.......

VT class of 1989
December 12, 2011
To a beloved brother in blue. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your service will be honored and remembered.

Sheriff Deputy
Roanoke, VA
December 12, 2011
May the Lord watch over your family. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Deriek.
December 12, 2011
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Chief David B. Mitchell, Sr.
University of Maryland Police Department, College Park
December 12, 2011
I'm so sorry...will continue to hold you and your family in my prayers,
Betty Leach
Roanoke, Va
December 12, 2011
Your brothers of the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in Montana offer our Condolences and deepest sympathy to your family. To you Deriek we say thank you for your honorable service and selfless sacrifice. We will take it from here brother. Rest in Peace, you have earned it.
December 12, 2011
God Bless you brother. We will continue the fight.
December 12, 2011
God bless the Crouse family, friends and VTPD during this most difficult time.

Ret. Police Sgt. City Of Miami Police Dept.
December 12, 2011
Our deepest sympathies and earnest prayers go out to the friends, family, and wife of Mr. Crouse.
December 12, 2011
Praying for your personal family as well as your law enforcement family. Protect those gates of Heaven with your fellow Officers in Blue. Stand strong.
December 12, 2011
OFC. Crouse,

God bless you, your family, and your service both to our country and our university. May all of us who wear the uniform serve as honorably as you did.

VT Class of 2009
Virginia Deputy
December 12, 2011
Thank you for watching over us. I know my mother is safe in heaven now.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts an prayers are with Crouse family an the family at VIRGINIA TECH.
December 12, 2011
God Bless you Officer Crouse. My thoughts and prayers are for your family and the VT Police Department during this hard time.Remember GOD will be your answer and your guide through these times.
December 12, 2011
Our community will forever hold your memory in a place of honor and joy for your service; sadness for the senselessness with which it was ended. My heart goes out to our Virginia Tech police community, and to the family and children of Officer Crouse. May we all live lives worthy of his sacrifice.
December 12, 2011
May God give you peace and comfort your family during this time. Know that Deriek will always be with you, loving you as you love him.
December 12, 2011
The why of it surely makes no sense.
There is no way to recompense.
You never know when your time is done.
The events of life can't be outrun.

A brother, we have lost this day.
And all that's left is for us to pray.
Protect us well from your new home.
You're in our heart, you're not alone.
December 12, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God comfort you during your time of loss and the days to come.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all family members of Officer Crouse.
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Hokie nation.
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers will always be with your family. Not just for today or tomorrow, but forever in our heart's and minds.
December 12, 2011
Prayers go out to all that loved, and those loved by, Officer Crouse. There is one more angel in heaven today.
December 12, 2011
Tina and family,
My heart bleeds for you. As a fellow officer's wife I can only image the pain and heartache you all must be going through.

May God bless you and the kids. Remember he's only a prayer away.

Blessings,
The Claterbaugh Family
December 12, 2011
I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this terrible time. Thank you, Officer Crouse, for serving our country and the community. You are a true hero!
December 12, 2011
Officer Crouse and Family,
I am so sorry that this has happened to you. From what I knew of you, you were one of the "Good Guys" and did not deserve this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Officer Crouse will forever be regarded as a friend and a hero to the entire Hokie Nation.
December 12, 2011
Words cannot express the feelings I have for the family & friends of this gentleman. Thank you, Dreiek Crouse, for your services & your dedication to our communities safety & that which was taken for granted on 12/8/11. May God wrap his loving arms around you now & your family that is left here to grieve for you.
December 12, 2011
Praying for the Crouse family & everyone who knew Deriek. God Bless!
December 12, 2011
Officer Crouse, you were always so wonderful to talk to when I was in school and worked on campus. You will be missed by all, and my heart is broken for your family. They have my thoughts, prayers and very deepest sympathies.


VT Alum '08
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 12, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse. Your sacrifice is not in vain. Best wishes to your family and friends!
December 12, 2011
Prayers are with you and your family.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family and Virginia Tech.
December 12, 2011
So very sorry for your loss.


~the Mease family
December 12, 2011
God Bless you all and you will be in the Family's prayers for a very long time.
December 12, 2011
I work every day with law enforcement and I am a Hokie. Words cannot describe my sadness at the tragic loss of the life of someone who gave so much to his country, his community, and my school. My prayers remain with with his family and fellow officers.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sherry Simmons
December 12, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with all who knew Mr. Crouse. My deepest sympathy to his family.

The Cook-Smiths
December 12, 2011
Officer Crouse,
I am so sorry this happened to you.


Kim Oliver and Family
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all-family, friends and colleagues of Deriek.
December 12, 2011
my thoughts and prayers are with you. officer Crouse, may you rest in peace.
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tina and the Children and the rest of Deriek's family and fellow officers for this tragic loss of someone that loved his work & community.

With our deepest sympathy, The Cox Family in Christiansburg.
December 12, 2011
Thoughts and prayers for the Crouse Family. May God keep you in his arms. So sorry for your loss.
December 12, 2011
Everyone in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg/VT community is here for you and your family. Please don't feel alone. We are all sending love and prayers your way, today and always. We will be forever grateful for his service.
December 12, 2011
I am sorry for your loss, he was a great officer I am sure. But now just maybe he is where he belongs, watching out for you and all of your kids. You two will meet again and you shall be whole ounce more.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
December 12, 2011
God grant me the serenity accept the things I can not change and the ability to change the things I can. God Bless you all. We feel your pain. Carolyn and Roger Rector, Va. State Police, Richmond, Virginia
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.You will now have a angel watching over you'll.God Bless You. The Palmers
December 12, 2011
Thank you for your service to this country and the city of Blacksburg. May you rest in peace.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts are with your family and with the brave men and women who serve to protect our community. God Bless
December 12, 2011
My heart goes out to the family of Officer Crouse and I am so sorry that this has happened. I am thankful for his service to his country and the community. If only there were more people like him. I will be praying for the Lord to comfort you all during this time of heartache.
December 12, 2011
God Bless you and your family!! RIP Officer Crouse and thank you for protecting our freedom - VT and the surrounding area will prevail!! HOKIES FOREVER!!!!
December 12, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Deriek Crouse family and VT community. We all lost a great one and I am very thankful for his service to our country and the VT campus. My son was at VT during his tenure and I am very thankful for it. May God be with you and give you strength in this trying time.
December 12, 2011
You have our deepest sympathies and are in our thoughts and prayers.
December 12, 2011
Deepest condolences to Officer Crouse's family and friends. I did not know him, but my heart breaks at this sensless loss to his family, friends and the community at large.
December 12, 2011
Thank you for serving in the line of duty, may god bless you and your family.
December 12, 2011
May God give you the comfort that you and your family need during this loss of your loved one.
December 12, 2011
May God hold you close to his heart, as he surely has Deriek by His side.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
December 12, 2011
May God be with you in this time of sorry. Thank you for Officer Crouses service to our community.
December 12, 2011
Can't imagine your grief. May God be with you and your children at this time. We now have another VT Angel protecting us from above.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts, like so many others' today,are with you and your family. Thank you for your service and for protecting my child at Virginia Tech. There are many watching over yours today.
December 12, 2011
Our prayers go out to your Family and friends.
December 12, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse for all you have done for our Country and keeping our children safe. My daughter attends Radford & I so appreciate people like you who risk their life for others. My heart and prayers are with your family. May God bless you all
December 12, 2011
May God Bless you and hold you tight during this difficult time.
December 12, 2011
May the love and peace of God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
December 12, 2011
As the wife of a Michigan State Trooper and the mother to three college students, I send my sincere condolences and hope for God's healing and peace. My daughter calls her campus police force "Campus Po" and she already knows some of the officers by name. They have been there for her and we are very grateful. May you be surrounded with love and the good memories of a dedicated man. God Bless you.
December 12, 2011
May God Bless the Crouse Family, Friends and VT community today, tomorrow and always. Thank you to Deriek Crouse for serving our country and the VT community. My prayers go out to the family. He will always be in your heart.
December 12, 2011
I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sheila Norman - Christiansburg, VA
December 12, 2011
God chose an angel to go walk with him.
God bless you and your family as you have lost a cherised loved one. Remember, God is always with you...he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Isaiah 40:31 "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings likes eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
Lean on the Lord gather your strength from him.
God Bless all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 12, 2011
God bless you and your family at this most difficult times. Take comfort in all the good that your husband did by protecting everyone around him. He will be missed by all.

Cathy Cook, Christiansburg Va
December 12, 2011
My heart is hurting for your whole family for your loss. May god bless you and know he will always be with you.....
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 12, 2011
Thank you for your service,now go rest with God we will take it from her.
December 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this most difficult time and may God watch and guide them as they continue life's journey.
~Ron Coleman, Midlothian, Va
December 12, 2011
So sorry for your alls loss from us at Riner Rescue.
December 12, 2011
God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to our nation, Va Tech and surrounding area.

Cammie Wertz-Otey, Roanoke, Virginia
December 12, 2011
Sending our thoughts & prayers.
December 12, 2011
May God bless you & your family during this difficult time. Officer Crouse was a true hero.
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family. You will be greatly missed around campus and in the hearts of everyone who loved you. I will always remember the many times you responded to fire alarms in the greek housing comm. and always tell me I done it just to get out of work. God always takes the best to live an eternity in Heaven.
December 12, 2011
Our deepest sympthies to the family of Officer Crouse. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mr. and Mrs. Officer Jason Junkins
Fairfax County, VA
December 12, 2011
May god bless u and your family....continue to pray
December 12, 2011
My prayers go out to you Tina and your family. Though so hard to believe, this was Deriek's time. God took him home to fly among the angels. I pray each day for my son who is a police officer and I can't imagine ever having to go through what you are facing. May God life you up and hold you tight during this incredibly hard season.
December 12, 2011
God needed a hero .....
December 12, 2011
Thank You Officer Crouse for your true Heroism!!! It's people like you who truely make our world a safer place. Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time. God Bless!!
December 12, 2011
sorry for your loss GOD BLESS! HOPEyou find peace soon. STEELERS FAN pittsburgh pa
December 12, 2011
May God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to our nation and Va Tech.
December 12, 2011
Thank you for your service, to our country and the VT community.

My deepest sympathies to your family. May joyful memories with Officer Crouse sustain you through this difficult time.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you...God Bless You
December 12, 2011
May God give your family strength and comfort. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed and Carrie Williamson
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 12, 2011
Prayers for you and your family! May God bless and hold always! Thank you for your service!God Bless!
December 12, 2011
The sacrifice Officer Crouse, a husband, son, brother, and father reminds me of the words of Jesus, "Greater love hath no man than this than a man lay down his life for a friend". Prayers for all, and especially Dustin.
December 12, 2011
Hooah!
December 12, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to Tina and the boys and his VT family and friends. We now have a special Guardian Angel watching over us. You were a HERO! Hoooah!
December 12, 2011
A true heroe is gone, but will never be forgotten. Thank you officer Deriek Crouse! May God be with the family in this difficult time. Prayers go out to the family.
December 12, 2011
December 12, 2011
I just found out from my friend Lora. It hurts my heart to know that you are gone. We all used to play basketball together and you will not be forgotten. God bless your family and rest in peace.
December 12, 2011
I am a parent of a VT freshman. I believe Officer Crouse participated in freshman orientation during the summer and we may have met then.

My respect, admiration, and gratitude goes out to those who serve on campus to protect our children. Last Thursday was heart wrenching as the events unfolded and we struggled for several hours for news and information.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Officer Crouse. His service was truly appreciated by more people than you may know. Please accept my condolences.
December 12, 2011
To the Family and Friends of Officer Derick Crouse ~
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal...
When someone you love becomes a memory,
The memory becomes a treasure.. Author Unknown.
May GOD wrap his arms around all of you, helping you find the courage and strength to heal.
Our deepest sympathies to everyone.
December 12, 2011
To the Crouse Family: my thoughts & prayers are with all of you through this tragic time... He will always be there with you & the memories will last a lifetime... May God bless each & every one of you... Jenn (Hillsville)
December 12, 2011
Rest in peace, Officer Deriek Crouse. Thank you for your service to this country and your dedication to the VT students and staff. The entire Hokie Nation mourns your passing and holds your family in their prayers. Your family will forever be a part of the Hokie Family.
December 12, 2011
To the family of Officer Deriek Crouse: May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you comfort and peace during this time of tragedy. I was a classmate and friend of Deriek's in our school years, so thankful for his amazing sacrifice to our country and his community.
December 12, 2011
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER CROUSE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
December 12, 2011
My son Ryan is on his way this morning. Both he and his wife, Katie, met on the Tech Rescue Squad, and worked it all thru. They are still active and travel to Tech almost weekly. Ryan went to Tech for a few days after 4-16 to be w/ squad. He is now Paramedic/Firefighter for Fairfax Co. I imagine he'll wear uniform as he pays respect to Deriek and his family. All of you are in our hearts!
Linda Fletcher
December 12, 2011
I would like to extend my sympathy to all of you with the loss of your loved one. May your memories of the time you had together and knowing Officer Crouse is in Heaven help you through this most difficult time. God Bless You!
December 12, 2011
Such an unthinkable tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family. May you find peace in knowing that Deriek is resting in a better place, and that he is watching over you.
December 12, 2011
To the Family of Officer Deriek Crouse :My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.I did not know Officer Crouse personally, But we were brothers, because I'am a fellow Officer of the law myself.May God continue to Bless and keep you in his loving care.Chief Deputy Billie Stockton of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Rocky Mount, Va.
December 12, 2011
May God give the Crouse family strength and comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 12, 2011
Prayers for Officer Crouse's family, friends and LEO family in this overwhelming time of tragedy and loss. Heaven has gained an angel. Thank you Deriek for your dedication to our country and our community.
December 12, 2011
A senseless act has take another American hero from us. He is in a special place reserved for men and women like him. I pray for you and your family.
December 12, 2011
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Praying that God will give you comfort and strength to endure this tragic loss and heal the heavy hearts of our entire community.
December 12, 2011
Prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. May God's love comfort your hearts.
December 12, 2011
May God bless you! RIP Officer Deriek Crouse. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone close to him.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I read your story in the paper and I know that Deriek touched your life in a way no one else did, so always remember that no one can ever take that away from you. May God comfort you and bring you strength.
December 12, 2011
Praying for your wife and children. My heart goes out to Dustin who must feel alone at this time.
December 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May He give you all the strengh to get through this time and to carry on.
December 12, 2011
God bless you all. We are thankful for Deriek and for your family. May God comfort you and hold you close.
December 12, 2011
May God keep the Crouse family in his arms and comfort them during this time. God bless.
December 12, 2011
I'm very sorry about your loss and hope all of you find peace.
Randy Hall
"Amos Hall's son"
Bellevue, Ohio
December 12, 2011
Prayers go out for you and your family. May God keep you and the children safe and give you comfort.
December 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss.
December 12, 2011
May God strengthen and uphold you by His powerful right hand and give you the awareness, comfort and acceptance of His Son Jesus Christ to walk with you in your time of sorrow. He is touched with your feelings and sorrow.
Tyler Blount, Wytheville
December 12, 2011
Our prayers, appreciation and sympathy go to the entire Crouse family. May God be with you during your loss and the days to come.
December 12, 2011
I am sending my heartfelt sympathy for Officer Crouse's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
December 12, 2011
Tina and family,may God comfort you during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Officer Crouse.
December 12, 2011
Our family's thoughts and prayers go out to the Crouse family. We stand with you as a community in your time of sorrow. May God bring you comfort in his memory.
December 12, 2011
Our sincere sympathy is with you and your family at this time.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" From a Headstone in Ireland

Tom and Wanda Crickenberger
December 12, 2011
I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Mr. Crouse.I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I know how much you will miss him. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
December 12, 2011
God bless you and your entire family...rest in peace always!
December 12, 2011
You will be sadly missed. May you rest in peace and thank you for protecting and serving our nation.
December 12, 2011
Praying for you & your children. God added another angel.....
December 11, 2011
RIP, my brother! Job well done. May God craddle you in his loving arms.
December 11, 2011
We are truly sorry for the loss of your husband, best friend, lover and father. Our family hopes that comfort will be found soon.
December 11, 2011
I did not know this man but his loss is tragic. My sincerest condolences to all of those he leaves behind.
December 11, 2011
Mrs. Crouse, you are strong, and stronger than you give yourself crediit for. I will pray that you will find consolation. your anger & grief are justified, Deriek's untimely passing is unfair. Unfinished business and plans waiting to be explored and satisfied.... your family and friends will support and hold you close when you feel that the only comfort you seek is to retreat. My sincere condolences to you mrs. crouse, your children, his parents, siblings and many other extended family members and friends.
December 11, 2011
Mrs. crouse, you are strong, and stronger than you give yourself crediit for. I will pray that you will find consolation. Your anger & grief are justified, Deriek's untimely passing is unfair. unfinished business and plans waiting to be explored and satisfied.... your family and friends will support and hold you close when you feel that the only comfort you seek is to retreat & wish that this event was nothing but a bad dream. My sincere condolences to you mrs. crouse, your children, his parents, siblings and many other extended family members and friends.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss... I wil say a prayer for you and your family..
December 11, 2011
You seems like a really happy family. I am so very sorry for your lost...
December 11, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sorry.
December 11, 2011
I think of your family often since this event and I pray for you and your children. May God give you strength to stay strong as he would have wanted you to. God Bless!
December 11, 2011
My heart goes out to your family in this difficult time. I lost a friend at Virginia Tech in 2007 in another senseless crime. Please know that a large and loving community grieves for you, and thanks Officer Deriek Crouse and his family for his service.
December 11, 2011
The world is a lesser place without Ofc. Crouse watching out for us. Praying that the Crouse family finds some comfort.
December 11, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to Officer Crouse's family and friends. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bring you comfort.
December 11, 2011
May God comfort you and your child. My prays are with you.
December 11, 2011
To Mrs.Crouse and Children
Our prayers go up for you, so very sorry for your untimely loss. May God draw you close to Him and give you the strength you need. Just Remember you will see your love one again. May God bless and be with you always!
December 11, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
December 11, 2011
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. God bless your family
December 11, 2011
I work at VT and actually met Deriek by chance only a few weeks ago with a fellow co-worker. In only a few minutes of time it was easy to see he had a good sense of humor and was a friendly guy. Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. We pray that Jesus Christ can help you through this senseless tragedy and provide you the peace that passeth all understanding. With much appreciation and respect to Deriek and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!
December 11, 2011
May God bless you Tina! As well all of your family!!! I can't begin to imagine what you are going through! But! Know this! You're. Husband is a HERO!! and I and the whole NRV is praying for you and you're kids!!! DERIEK sounded like a great Guy,husband,father policeman! !! He is in a wonderful place now Tina! Rest assured of that!!! Take care GOD BLESS!!!!!
December 11, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 11, 2011
To Derricks family I'm so sorry for what has happend I've known Derrick most my life. Me and him were friends in elementry school! I'm praying for comfort for your family.
December 11, 2011
As a VT Alum, I am sorry for what happened but I thank you for your commitment to the protection of the students and employees of the university.
December 11, 2011
I can only imagine what you and your family are dealing with right now. Know that God can provide you the strength you need to carry on. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!
December 11, 2011
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR HUSBAND'S DEATH. WE DON'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS HAPPEN LIKE THEY DO. KEEP YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEART. MY MOM LOST MY DAD WHEN HE WAS 44 YEARS OLD IN 1975,SHE LIVED 32 YEARS WITHOUT HIM. I AM ONLY NOW BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT WAS FOR HER. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF AND YOUR LITTLE ONES.
December 11, 2011
There are no words....my heart goes out to the family...what a tragic loss for them, the community and VTech...God be with you.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. It was so unnecessary but I know God has a plan for what happened. Hold on to your faith and knowing that you were loved by Deriek. There has to be a reason for what happened but that doesn't make it any easier.
December 11, 2011
My heart is broken for this special HERO & his family. GOD BLESS. From a PITTSBURGH STEELER FAN.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Iam so thankful for Deriek and men like him, for the sacrifices that they make to keep us safe. Deriek made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you. God bless you.
December 11, 2011
I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR THIS LOSS TO THE FAMILY & THE COMMUNITY. I'M SURE HE WAS A GOOD MAN. YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. GOD WILL GET YOU ALL THROUGH THIS. THIS IS HORRIBLE. I'M REALLY SORRY & SADDENED BY THE LOSS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
December 11, 2011
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I some of the words you read here bring you some comfort.
December 11, 2011
May GOD Bless and keep you and your family from mine to yours.
December 11, 2011
I'm so sorry for your lost.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
December 11, 2011
I pray you will find peace.
December 11, 2011
All Hokies mourn for Deriek and his family - God's Blessing to all of you.
Dave and family in Austin, TX and Hokie Grad
December 11, 2011
Thank you for your brave service to the Virginia Tech community, may you rest in peace and may your family find comfort and the strength to move forward.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. With my father being a police officer, I am always worrying about what might happen. Just remember all the wonderful times that you had with him and know that he is looking down from heaven and is always my your side.
December 11, 2011
Our Prayers are with you all in this most heart breaking time , God is always there for you too, God Be with you and know Deriek is in his care.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
Dear Mrs. Crouse,
I do not live in Virginia but in NC. I did at one time live near Blacksburg and know the area quite well. Lots of great people live there and from what I have read your husband would be numbered among such great people. Someone I would have been proud to know. Please know that prayers are being offered up for you and your family. Your husband had the character and was built of the same stuff as the men who built this great country of ours. The sacrifice your husband made reminds me of the words of Jesus, "Greater love hath no man than this than a man lay down his life for a friend". I know it doesn't make your loss any less but it is men like Deriek Crouse that enable people to lie down at night and feel safe knowing that heroes like him are keeping watch over us.
Sincerely,
Phillip Scott
December 11, 2011
My prayers and rosary will be lifted up to the Crouse family during this most tragic and difficult time in their lives.
December 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss....this is such a tragic thing that has happened to u and your family...Prayer's r with u and ur family...I hope u can find comfort in knowing God is with u....God Bless...
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your lost. I will be praying for the family. May the Lord shower you with peace and comfort.
julie gallaher Oregon,Ohio
December 11, 2011
Please take some comfort in knowing that there is an entire Hokie Nation holding you all close to our hearts. Your family, his fellow peace officers, and the entire community are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 11, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about Officer Crouse's death. It must have been horrible for the family, fellow officers and the entire community. I can't begin to imagine your sadness. I am just so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, fellow officers and the entire community. May God provide the strength and comfort to each and every one of you.
December 11, 2011
WVRJ are in our prays!
December 11, 2011
I pray that you have comfort and will say that the things that made him strong in time will make you stronger.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
R.I.P
December 11, 2011
I feel really bad for his family that is so horrible what happened to him I pray for his family
December 11, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
December 11, 2011
i'm sorry for your loss. as a wife of a police officer i know the daily feeling of worry!! keep the memory of that last kiss!!! your story is a reminder that no matter what goes on in our life we need to say how much we love that person because i don't know if it's my last time seeing my husband or our kids seeing Thier daddy!!! it's a sacrifice we make to protect others!! stay strong sister .... we are praying for you and the family!!!
December 11, 2011
To the family of Officer Deriek Crouse: Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and will continue to do so. I remember Deriek from back in the mid 90's when I went to WCC...we had some mutual friends. God bless you all!
Angel Underwood Spangler, Floyd, VA
December 11, 2011
i am so sorry for ur loss. god bless u and ur family! i appreciate the service ur husband did for our community and for the university! my thoughts and prayers go out to ur family !
December 11, 2011
God bless your family during this tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 11, 2011
You are never alone. Thousands of prayers are going up for you and your family. Mrs. Crouse, Deriek's brother and sister Officers are with you in your time of loss.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry about the tragic and senseless loss of a police officer like Derick. my thoughts and prayers are with his family, fellow officers and the whole community. may God provide strength and comfort to each one.
December 11, 2011
Thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you and give you peace. You have my deepest sympathy.
December 11, 2011
To everything there is a reason and a time for every purpose under the heavens. At this time we may not even be able to accept this,or even want to understand, but with Gods grace understanding and peace will be yours
December 11, 2011
As parents of a police officer I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Deriek and your family in this time of sorrow. We are here for you anytime of day and night.
December 11, 2011
So sad for your lose
Be praying for you and your family
December 11, 2011
May the angels hold you in there arms and help you through the days ahead.
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
May this hero rest now, his duties on this earth were done with honor!
May the family know, there are prayers from across the states. May the Lord put His hand on the family and give them the strength needed.
I just hope the family knows,, he is a HERO in our hearts and I hope that knowledge gives a tiny bit of comfort to them, to know the public hurts with them to lose a Hero.
December 11, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts,and prayers, May god give your family peace at this difficult time. God Bless you!
December 11, 2011
I am sorry for your loss, I did not know him, but I am from Christiansburg and have followed the tragity from the California.
I left for many of the same reason that Derick did. I wish you and your family the very best and hope you will find peace and strenght in his memory.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
May God be with his family and co workers, and friends during this tragic time. Praying for you all.
December 11, 2011
May God and others give you the strength you need for your children, yourself and your husband. He will be with you always, as we will be here for you.
December 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Cling to God, He will help you through. Praying for you and your family.
December 11, 2011
My heartfelt prayers go out to Deriek's family.
December 11, 2011
May memories sustain you with comfort and courage. God will bring peace.
December 11, 2011
I am sorry for the loss of Deriek. Our prayers are with his family.
December 11, 2011
I am sorry for the loss of Deriek. Our prayers are with his family.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
Prayers for the family and may God be your strength during this time of loss.
December 11, 2011
officer crouse would come to our office on campus. such a nice person. know that we grieve with you & your family as he was a vital part of our hokie family. our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. cherish your memories & remember our lord is walking with you. love & prayers to you & your family.
December 11, 2011
Tina, Your story and family touch my heart deeply.. You are being prayed for and thought of. Your Husband was a Hero and devoted husband and father.. A real man has been lost. My prayers will continue for you. May God give you Peace, Comfort and surround you with his Love and Strength. The Pfleiger Family Windsor, CO
December 11, 2011
Praying for your family, such a tragedy....
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
December 11, 2011
I only knew Officer Crouse to speak in passing while he worked at the NRV Regional Jail. I cannot help but wonder how many other lives might have been lost had Deriek not been at that place, at that time. In the terrible loss of his life, many, many other lives may have been saved. Only God knows how many young men and women Deriek may have sacrificed his life for that day. Let us not forget.
December 11, 2011
MAY GOD'S LOVE MAKE YOUR GRIEF BEARABLE. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND THANK DERIEK CROUSE FOR HIS SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND VA.TECH.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss ! Prayers for you and your family !
December 11, 2011
Sending Warm Aloha LOVE to Deriek's Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 11, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse, I'm sorry for your lost Mrs. Crouse hope that each day is a better day and you get to see the light on each candle for your husband. People like him keeps us safe and for that we are thankful.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
My heart cries for Virginia Tech and for Officer Crouse´s family. Good Bless you.
December 11, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse.My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.I couldn't imagine what your guys are going through.If you need anything please email me at mommaofcac@yahoo.com
December 11, 2011
My heart reaches out to you.Thoughts and prayers to all.
December 11, 2011
It's a sad moment for the entire community, especially the family.
RIP
December 11, 2011
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
December 11, 2011
God be with you in this time of loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 11, 2011
Stay strong for yourself and your family! Cling to the memories and hold true to the person you have always been. God will handle the pain. RIP officer Crouse!!
December 11, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss and I ask God to help you through this horribe ordeal. May God bless Deriek and let him rest in peace until his "best friend" joins him

Patty Montross
New Jersey
December 11, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 11, 2011
So deeply sorry for your loss... may God be with you and help bring you comfort during this terrible time. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
December 11, 2011
Prayers and sympathy are with the family, mat god bless and help you heal in this hard time...
December 11, 2011
I'm so sorry for ur loss....u and ur family will be in my prayers this holiday season....god bless yall
December 11, 2011
Sending the family of Deriek Crouse our deepest sympathies from one law enforcement family to another from Wise, VA. We are praying for you at this time knowing how difficult a life in law enforcement can be. A heartfelt thanks to Deriek and your family for your service - our blood will always run blue.
December 11, 2011
God bless you and your family. We're praying for you.
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My husband works at Tech and I've gotten to where i am afraid to send him to work .may god bless you .
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss.
December 11, 2011
To the Crouse Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God bless you! ~ Dorothy Mullaney
December 11, 2011
You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since this happened. My condolences go out to you during this trying time. You all will remain in my prayers. I hope God can bring you the peace and comfort that you need during this time.
December 11, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
December 11, 2011
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
December 11, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse, my deepest condolences to the Crouse family
December 11, 2011
Praying for you and your family.
December 11, 2011
I am deeply sorry for your loss of your husband.My thoughts and prayers go to the family.
SFC.Steve Barrett
USAR
December 11, 2011
So sorry for ur familys lost. He was a hero for the job he choose.
December 11, 2011
Praying for peace,comfort and healing for each of you.
December 11, 2011
Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your tremendous loss. I am so very thankful for brave individuals such as your loved one who protect the students at Virginia Tech where my son is a student. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time, and may the Lord help comfort you through this painful time.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. deriek moved to newbern , virginia when he was a young teenager. me and him turned out to be best friends while he was living there. loss track of him over time. we hiked 25 miles of the applachian trail together. great time. he turned out to be a great man. so so sworry for your loss. sincerely his friend. shawn woolridge
December 11, 2011
RIP my brother. May GOD please watch over this family.
December 11, 2011
My sincere sympathies to you during this time of incredble loss and grief. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and carry you through this difficult time and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
December 11, 2011
My heart is heavy with sadness for you and your childrens loss. May Good Bless you and keep you strong for them.
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.They are with you more that you may ever know......
December 11, 2011
To your family, our tears and prayers are shared with you. We are so sorry for your lose.
December 11, 2011
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family during this time . My God Bless ,Comfort & give you HIS Peace
December 11, 2011
You and your family are in my prayers.
December 11, 2011
December 11, 2011
My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May God keep you in the shelter of his arms.Remember John 15:13 and that he was a hero.
December 11, 2011
Rest in Peace Officer Crouse.
December 11, 2011
May the Good Lord wrap his arms around you and grant you peace. I did not know Deriek but knew his grandparents when they had gas station near Fries and his uncle Marvin was a friend of mine. His family were good people as I know Deriek was.
December 11, 2011
May God bless yall in this time and carry you thur in the days to come. Debbie Buff
December 11, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. What a tragedy.My heart hurts for your loss, and I don't even know your family, but I feel your pain. May God remain close to you and yours.It is during those times that we need the reassurance of the only good and trustworthy Shepherd who is qualified to lead us through the valley."Where,O death, is your victory? Where,O death, is your sting?.... But,"Thanks be to God He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Cor.15:55,57 God promises to never leave us, or Forsake Us.Glory Be to God!!!!
December 11, 2011
Tina, I am so very sorry for your loss. this random act of violence is senseless. I pray that you will find the strenght to get through these dark days and somehow find peace again. i will keep all of you in my prayers. again, I am so so sorry for your loss!
December 11, 2011
May GOD bless you and carry you and your family through this time of sorrow.
December 11, 2011
Tina, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. My Dad was killed in the line of duty in 1987. Your husband is in heaven but he will always be with you. You have your very own guardian angel. There are hundreds of other survivors like me from across the country that are here to embrace you and who understand what you are going through. Don't ever feel alone.
December 11, 2011
May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. My family prays for you and please know we will never forget Officer Crouse's service to his Country and the VT Community. Rest In Peace, Brother Crouse.
December 11, 2011
I can't imagine how you feel, I just want the family to know that I am hurting and praying for all of you. God is holding you in the palm of his Hand and even though it may not feel like it, He is. Cling to the love of your family and friends at this time. You have so many praying for you. Nancy Lamb
December 11, 2011
May God be your comfort, during this tough time.
December 11, 2011
I am deeply sorry for your loss of your husband, father, friend, and a brother officer. May God hold him in his arms...
December 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Officer Crouse and Virginia Tech.
December 11, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your whole family.
December 11, 2011
My heart aches for You,Your children and Family. God Bless You and Keep You.
December 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 11, 2011
so sorry for your and the boys lost our prayers are with you all
December 11, 2011
gone but never forgotten. rest in peace sir.
to the family, may you find peace in your heart knowing he gave his life to protect ours. a true american hereo. let the memories carry you. he is your angel with wings.
December 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to Tina and his son and step-children! May god heal your hearts and the pain you must have! Your husband/Father was a true hero. With my deepest sympathy, GOD BLESS you all during the loss of Deriek!
December 11, 2011
My sympathies / condolences to you and your family; may God comfort those affected by this senseless tragedy.
December 11, 2011
May God carry you and your family through this difficult time. Remember the moments you were able to share before he left work and your text you were able to share. It is a gift not many get to share.
December 11, 2011
Our prayers are with you and your children. May God hold you close to him in your time of sorrow and bring you peace knowing you have a angel in heaven watching over you always!!
December 11, 2011
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING TIME OF SORROW....THANK YOU OFFICER CROUSE FOR SERVICES
December 11, 2011
Thank you so much for your service, all along in your life, and until the end. I am sorry your family is left without you but they seem strong and will survive. Your, and their, sacrifice will always be appreciated by all of us. Prayers for your family.
December 11, 2011
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Officer Crouse was a true hero and an inspiration.
December 11, 2011
God Bless You and your family,So Sorry for your loss. Be strong,and God will get you thru.
December 11, 2011
I cannot begin to imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing right now. I pray that you find peace.
December 11, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family
December 11, 2011
May God give you His perfect peace through your time of sorrow and loss. I am so very sorry and am praying for your strength. The Lord can give you the strength that you need. God Bless you all.
December 11, 2011
Forever a hero. Prayers and a wish for peace for Deriek's family.
December 11, 2011
Praying for ur family!
December 11, 2011
I am so very sorry for your lose. God Bless.
December 11, 2011
May God give each of you the strength to make it through this difficult time. May God also give you comfort and peace in your hearts to carry you through your grief. I'm am truly with all my heart so very sorry for your lose. God bless you all. ~~
December 11, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
December 11, 2011
May Peace be with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
December 11, 2011
God rest your soul Deriek, and Lord help this family cope with their loss, you and only you Lord can help with this burden! Amen, I did not know this man, and yet in my own little way I feel like I did, and our police officers deserve to be shown all the respect we can muster for taking the chance that Deriek did on a daily basis!!!! GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY!!!
December 11, 2011
To lose the one you love so much is devastating enough, but under these senseless circumstances it is so heartbreaking. I pray for God's strength and peace for each one of you in the coming days.weeks and months.
December 11, 2011
To the Crouse Family, So sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you. My prayers go out to each of you!!
December 11, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 11, 2011
God bless you all during this time of loss. I pray your precious memories and God's love will comfort you through the days ahead.
December 11, 2011
I want to Thank Your family for the service of protecting MY family.....My ya'll have Peace.....I am so sorry.
December 11, 2011
Sorry to see that you have loss a very Dear Friend,Husband,Father,Step Father,and Son.May God Be With You All.
Prayers for you all during this time.
December 11, 2011
we are truely sorry for your loss.my brother worked with Deriek at the sheriffs dept for a while and told me he really thought a lot of him. Garry & Alice Davis
December 11, 2011
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
December 11, 2011
God Bless your Family
December 11, 2011
My prayers are with you and your children. Keep the faith,God will make a way.
December 11, 2011
Heroes live forever. You were your wife's hero as well as everyone else.
December 11, 2011
My deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 11, 2011
The brothers and sisters of Patrick Henry Lodge #73 (Fraternal Order of Police) send our prayers and condolences to you and your family. We share your loss as a fellow brother is held in Gods' hands. Peace be with you--Patrick Henry Lodge#73 (F.O.P.)
December 11, 2011
So sorry to read of this senseless crime. Our thoughts are with you at present. May you and the boys have peace soon.
December 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 11, 2011
Dear Mrs Crouse & family,

Although I did not know you all personally, my heart truly breaks for you! Your husbands death has hit me hard, I can't even begin to imagine what your going through! I have been having some very painful health issues & up until this horrific tragedy happened I thought I was experiencing the worst pain ever! As I laid in my bed, in pain, & was thinking of you & your family, I realized that I wasn't experiencing the worst pain ever, you & your family are experiencing the worst pain ever! My heart truly breaks for you! My 9 year old son is in the same grade as Peyton but they are in different classes. I want to thank you & your family for allowing Deriek to serve & protect us! Sometimes life isn't fair & we don't understand but I hope you find answers, closure, comfort & peace through this horrific time in your life! May god be with you & support you & I will be praying for you & your family!
December 11, 2011
What a precious story! My husband and I send our deepest sympathy to you and the children. May God hold all of you close to His heart adn give you peace and comfort.
December 11, 2011
No words really suffice to ease your pain. I pray you'll find the strength to carry on; doing so will honor a true hero: your husband and your father. I'll never forget the name Deriek W. Crouse; I never will.
December 11, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Crouse Family. Every time an officer makes the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, we all lose a part of us. Good bless his family and fellow officers. You will be in my prayers. Jack Struble-retired/Los Angeles Police Department
December 11, 2011
Sorry for your last.
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for ur loss....gone to soon but always a piece of ur heart n soul...prayers to ur family in this sad time.
December 11, 2011
may you be strong for him and the childern and finish your schooling the way he wanted you too,,may God lift you up,so you can endure.
December 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
December 11, 2011
Crouse Family...
May God give you the strength, peace, love & understanding that you need at this time! Let Officer Crouse walk with you each & every day. May he be your angel now, guiding & directing you through. Let his memories overcome the tragic thoughts. From our family to yours.... Praying for you during this time of need! My heart just absolutly breaks for you all, but think like Derick would. Keep your love alive!! Let it show!!! Praying for you all. The Grubb Family!
December 11, 2011
I am honored to have known and served alongside him, for several years. Not only a soldier, but a police officer as well. He was obviously put on this earth to serve and protect. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. I know it will take all of your strength to get through this, so I'm sending you some of mine. I'm still in shock...it just doesn't seem real. You will never be forgotten, Crouse. RIP brother.
December 11, 2011
There are things in life we cannot understand.....My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My Son-in-law is a fellow officer with Deriek. may God keep and comfort you. Joe May
December 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to your family, stay strong.
December 11, 2011
May God Bless and strengthen you during this time. My prayers and condolences to your family.
December 11, 2011
so sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts are with friends and family my god bless you
December 11, 2011
To the Crouse family: I am so sorry for your loss. Please. Know you are in my prayers. To Virginia Tech: Thank you all for your services.
December 10, 2011
Thank You for your service to our country & our community. You & your family are in my prayers.
December 10, 2011
REST IN PEACE THOUGHTFUL ONE. YOU WILL BE MISSED
December 10, 2011
so sorry for your lose. from our family to yours....during this time just know we are praying for your strength to hold you together, may god give you some kind of peace and understanding. Let officer crouse walk with you everyday. may he be your angel watching over you. thoughts and prayers from the grubb family in max meadows va
December 10, 2011
Dear Crouse family:
As a fellow member of the law enforcement community, I went before a game to say hello, introduce myself...so sorry for your loss...and I know that it is never enough...but I am so glad he was so very loved not only by all of us Hokies, but by you--his family. I hope my fellow members in law enforcement can all donate to help you out as much as we can in your time of need. Hokies <3
December 10, 2011
every hokie's heart is broken- we are so grateful for your husband and the others that continually put their lives on the line to keep us safe everyday. our prayers are with you
December 10, 2011
Patrol the gates of heaven brother. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace...
December 10, 2011
We are heartbroken over the loss of your husband and father.

We pray that the days and years ahead will bring peace and kindness to each of you.
December 10, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of this senseless crime. I extend my deepest sorrow for the entire Crouse family. May God richly bless you & keep you in his care in this most difficult time.
December 10, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for each and every one of you.
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse Family: I pray for your comfort and peace during this heartbreaking time.
December 10, 2011
My deepest syampothy is with you and your family. I am sorry for your lose. My thought and prayers are with the family we love you. my god bless you.I thank you for your husband serving as police officer. You have a wonderful family. your children are beautiful and thank you everything he did to protect your children. My heart broke for you and your family.
December 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 10, 2011
i am so sorry for your loss tina and family you will get through this with the lord on side . i work at tech glad he was apart of us
December 10, 2011
There just aren't any words for something so senseless. My deepest sympathies.
December 10, 2011
we don't knw why but we know he didn't deserve to die ..now we all hang our heads and cry..why Lord help us understand was it in your plan? a man of love and saciface to protect and to encourage will be missed as stengh is needed in tge days ahead we wished this didn't happen and we may never understand but at least we know he's at the palm of the lords hand ..sorry for your loss and praying for your strengh..
December 10, 2011
may GOD BLESS Dewey Clemons WCSO 313
December 10, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
December 10, 2011
May God give each of you comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead. I am sorry for your loss and give my deepest sympathy.
December 10, 2011
Thank you for your service Officer Crouse. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family and VT Police Dept.:
So sorry for the loss of your precious husband, father and fellow officer. i hope you find peace in the end. he is in a better place, sorry he was taken out of your lefe so soo. you will see each other again one day.
December 10, 2011
GOD Bless you Deriek and may GOD watch over your family.
December 10, 2011
Im so sorry for the lose may god be with the family and the other officer GOD NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN.
December 10, 2011
Officer Crouse, our hearts ache for you & your family. May God's unending Love comfort all of you during this very difficult time.
December 10, 2011
God Nedded Another Angle.
December 10, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family. and for the VT Police force. My hear goes ot to each and every one of you.
December 10, 2011
May God be with you and your family. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers!
December 10, 2011
Thank you for your service to Virginia Tech and to our country. I know because of men and women like you, I feel safe everyday at Virginia Tech. May you rest in peace, and God Bless your family.
December 10, 2011
May God Be With You In This Time of Need.
December 10, 2011
My condolences to the family of officer crouse. I knew deriek as SSG Crouse,while mobilizied at Ft indian town-gap,pa back in 2009.He was a good soldier and he always helped me out a lot when I had problems with training.He will truly be missed in both the army reserves and as a police officer.
December 10, 2011
so sorry for your loss.
December 10, 2011
Mrs. Crouse & family....I am a wife of a Philadelphia Police officer. It horrified me to hear the news of your husbands(fathers) death. My family here in Philly wish you the strength to endure the future without your best friend/dad. He was a hero and always will be. Tina, my heart truly goes out to you and your children. We will pray for you here in Philly. I cant find the words to console you. Just know I am praying for you and your family always.
December 10, 2011
My heart breaks for you and your family but know that you all have an angel in heaven now. May God bless you all during this difficult time.
December 10, 2011
RIP officer Crouse...You are a hero, and thanks for doing everything you could to protect and keep our communities safe. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
so sorry for your great loss, may GOD comfort you and your family!
December 10, 2011
May you find some sense of peace, knowing that God is holding you in the palm of His hand right now as the Hokie Nation surrounds each of you with our love and prayers. ~Judi Lynch (Chesterfield, formerly Christiansburg and Blacksburg)
December 10, 2011
Prayers from our Hokie family to yours.
December 10, 2011
Our prayers go out to the family..We are very sorry for oyur loss..
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family and VT Police Dept.:
So sorry for the loss of your precious husband, father and fellow officer. May you find comfort in the arms of God, at this very difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy!
December 10, 2011
Thank you, Officer Crouse, for your dedicated service in protecting the safety of our two sons, as well as the thousands of other students at Virginia Tech. You will always be remembered and honored. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
Officer Crouse,
I can never thank you enough for what you have done to keep our campus safe. My thoughts and prayers are with your family right now. Thanks again for your service
December 10, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse...Praying for your Family and Friends...Thank you for Serving and Protecting us as a Police Officer and thank you for Serving our Country <3
December 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every family member. May god carry you through this difficult time. Chris Thomas and Tammy.
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family and the Family of the VT Police Department I am sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He is and always will be a hero. Thank you for the job he did.
December 10, 2011
God grant your family peace of mind in knowing that Deriek was a hero in so many ways, and that he will be missed by many others. He is in gods hands and gods mercy will provide for you and yours.

G. D. Fink, Sgt. Albemarle County PD, Ret.
December 10, 2011
As everyone has said, we are so sorry for the loss of a husband, dad, son, friend. Our son goes to VT and he is so sadden by this horrible event and to be one of Carroll Countys own.We are praying for you and the family.
December 10, 2011
Our family is so sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. James, Karen, Tyler, & Hunter Butterworth(Roanoke, VA)
December 10, 2011
Tina, My heart goes out to you and the boys.
December 10, 2011
YOUR LOVE STORY IS SOMETHING A LOT OF PEOPLE NEVER HAVE IN A LIFE TIME.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE DAY'S TO COME AND HOPE YOU CAN FIND CONFORT .RIP AND THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND YOUR HOME TOWN.
December 10, 2011
We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time.
December 10, 2011
May God comfort you during this difficult time.
December 10, 2011
so sorry about ur families loss, may God be with you guys & heal you.....god bless you all
December 10, 2011
I do not know you all, but my prayers and deepest condolenses go out to you Tina and your family...May God comfort you all in this time of grief.
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family- our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time. Please know God is watching over you and hopefully time will ease the pain..Blessings and love, Nancy and Ken Close
December 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your life. My heart is breaking for the family. My prayer is that God will give you the comfort that you need and help you through the days to follow.
December 10, 2011
Officer Deriek W. Crouse,
You are a true warrior and hero and you made the supreme sacrifice upholding the oath and duties of your office, there is no higher honor. May the lord and brother officers look after your family now and forever. May they never forget the sacrifice you made that terrible day. I'm sure you are walking the beat with St. Michael at the gates of heaven protecting and looking after us all. R.I.P brother.
December 10, 2011
ur in my familys heart and prayer to ur family in their time of need. You are a hero and you will be remembered as that!
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family... I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.
December 10, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you and your boys. Your husband was a hero.
December 10, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss.
December 10, 2011
Sorry About DERIEK Losing His Life. I Havn't Seen Him For About 30 Years.He Was A Good Little Boy Even Back Then. Don't Know His Wife And Kids But Do Know His Mom, Bonnie.My Prayers Are With All Of You.He Was Someone To Be Proud Of.
December 10, 2011
I pray that one day your family will find peace. Bless The Crouse family and any one else that knew and loved this man. It takes a special person to serve in the military and police force. Thank you Deriek.
December 10, 2011
Thanks for all the hard work and to your loved ones and christmass I am so sorry this act of stupidness hapened to you all if u all need anything look me up on facebook and ask and I will be glad to do what ever I been to football games there and as long as he was around everyone felt safe that's for eveything and god bless you all
December 10, 2011
RIP Officer Crouse and may God bless your family.
December 10, 2011
Tina, I know you from dealing with you at US Cellular, you helped me many times and I am also in law enforcement. I am so sorry for the loss of a law enforcement family member as well as your true love. May you be granted peace and comfort in your memories with Deriek. Hugs to you all!
December 10, 2011
Our prayers are with the family at this time. May you be comforted by knowing that you have so many standing behind you. Thank you Officer Crouse for your service to our Country, and your service to the VT community. You will never be forgotten. End of Watch 12/8/11. RIP!
December 10, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 10, 2011
Your family are in our prayers. May God bring healing comfort to your family. Kim & Will Curtis ( Christiansburg, VA)
December 10, 2011
rip officer crouse.my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.what a true hero.protected his nation in the military and protected us in the new river valley .thanks for all u have done.god needed another angel and he took the best one.
December 10, 2011
May God give you comfort in this trying tilme. Weare praying for you all.
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family and Virginia Tech PD, sorry for your lost. May god be with you in this tradegy. Cornell University Police Union
December 10, 2011
to the Crouse Family My Prayer with you all
December 10, 2011
our prayer are going out to family and brothers in law enforcement at VT
December 10, 2011
I am praying that God will wrap his loving arms around you and your family. Deriek sounds like an amazing man.

Stephanie German, Fishersville, VA
December 10, 2011
So very sorry to read about Deriek. We are all thinking about your family at this very sad time. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
So sorry for you and your family. It breaks my heart for the loss and pain you are going through. May God bless you during this difficult time and know that Deriek is above looking over you.
December 10, 2011
MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOUR FAMILY AND COMFORT YOU AS ONLY HE CAN.
December 10, 2011
Thinking and praying for your family at this difficult time!
December 10, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse for your service of protecting our Virginia Tech family (and our country). You gave the ultimate sacrifice. May God be with your family, friends, and coworkers. I know in time, their memories of you will be of great comfort. May God bless them all!
December 10, 2011
R.I.P. And god give strength to your family .
December 10, 2011
Mrs. Crouse & family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you today and in the days ahead. It is so sad that this has happened and is so senseless. May God bless all of you, his wife, children, mother and all.
December 10, 2011
No words can express the grief and sadness you must be feeling, but please know that you are not alone. Prayers that you will heal, find peace and feel God's grace and love during this unimaginable time.
December 10, 2011
Ur family is definetly in our prayers and may God bless you and help during this sad time in your life.
December 10, 2011
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow and loss. Deriek was such a wonderful person, who will be missed by so many. You are in my prayers.
December 10, 2011
Sooooooooooo very sorry that this happened. My son is an officer in Bedford. Remembering you.
December 10, 2011
Crouse Family,
There are no words that could take the pain of your loss of Deriek away. I was a fellow classmate of his at Carroll County High School. I always admired how confident he was and how sure he was of himself. He had a smile that you could never forget and one that you knew he was always sincere. You will remain in thoughts and prayers. Deriek will be missed not just by the Hokie nation but by the Carroll County Cavalier Alumni!!! May God give you peace and comfort. Know that Deriek was loved by many and admired for his courageous choice to serve and protect by being a Police Officer. With my deepest Sympathies,
December 10, 2011
Our sympathies and prayers to all of the families affected by this tragedy. The email prayer chain "God Spoke. I wrote. Ministries" has many people praying for all of you. God is an ever-present help in times of trouble.
December 10, 2011
Crouse family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Deriek served with my brother in Iraq in 2003. I know all those guys have a special bond and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. May god bless all of Deriek's family, friends and coworkers. "We are Virginia Tech"
December 10, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss, I can't imagine what you're feeling at this time. My deepest sympathies to the whole Crouse family. Even though I did not know Officer Crouse, I will not forget his brave sacrifice in order to keep our school and students safe. Praying for you all, and God bless.
December 10, 2011
our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Know that you have the support of the thousands of officers that make up the thin blue line as well as the thousands of veterans. Officer Crouse was one of us and we shall never forget his scrafice. He now rest in the arms of the Lord.
December 10, 2011
Mr. Couse was a brave hero who lost his life for doing his job to keep others safe. I'm so sorry your family has to lose your loved one. My prayers are with you.May God give you peace.
December 10, 2011
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers.
December 10, 2011
Dear Crouse Family,

I pray God comforts and guides you through this sad time. Our community was blessed to have such a man protecting us.

Officer Crouse, I thank you for the service you gave to our Country and our Community!

Rest in peace.
December 10, 2011
Dear Crouse family,
Our family is praying for you. We pray comfort, strength and peace over you during this time. We pray our Shepherd to lead you in wisdom and direction in all you need to do. Thanks for all your husband has done for the community.
December 10, 2011
God Bless you all. Deriek was a great officer and person and will be missed at va tech by all. love and prayers to everyone.
December 10, 2011
To the Deriek W. Crouse Family
My prayers are for you from East Wenatchee, Washington
Dale M. Crouse
crousedalem@cs.com
December 10, 2011
Dear Crouse Family;
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, we did not know him, but our hearts goes out with you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my prayers.
NomaKnopp@msn.com
December 10, 2011
God Bless you and your family. Thank you, Mr. Crouse, for keeping our children and families safe. May the Lord hold your family tight during this time...
December 10, 2011
May God comfort you and guide during this difficult time of need. I pray that the Lord will hold you and comfort you in the days that follow. Many, many thanks to Officer Crouse for serving our Virginia Tech campus! Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you, God Bless
December 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your loss. Love, Crystal and Laurie
December 10, 2011
God please be with Deriek's family and friends through out this time and the many years to come. Va Tech Police Dept has lost another great officer to be with God and look over us as our Guardian Angels. We will never forget. Dianna Olinger (Mrs. Jerry "Tater" Wayne Olinger)
December 10, 2011
May God comfort you and guide during this time of loss. I pray that he will hold you in days to come. Many thanks to Officer Crouse for being brave and serving our Va Tech campus and Montgomery Co.
December 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very tragic time. Even though words can't express how I feel, your family will find someway in this nightmare that God will walk you through this. All of the HOKIE NATION IS BEHIND YOUR FAMILY!!!!
December 10, 2011
Bonnie& Family I am so sorry for your loss. i do not know the loss of a child only god holds the answers to this awful loss. i pray god will carry all of you through. love you.
December 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and tour family
December 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow.
December 10, 2011
Thank you Deriek for protecting my son,my daughter and all others at VT. Please rest in peace.
December 10, 2011
Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences at this time to the Family of Officer Crouse. May you feel the warmth and love of the Lord surround you during this time of loss.

JoBeth Brown & Family
December 10, 2011
To the Crouse family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We will always be grateful for Deriek's service, not only to VT, but to our country as well. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2011
We are so sorry about your loss. Our prayers are with you all. May you feel the tender, comforting arms of God surrounding you during this very sad time.
December 10, 2011
Reading this guest book brought me to the verse Matthew 25:23 "Well done good and faithful servant". What a testimony of service your loved one has. May God bless you and hold you until you meet again.
December 10, 2011
Rest in peace officer Crouse, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May the Lord watch over your loved ones and give them the strength to overcome their sorrow.
December 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 10, 2011
Rest in Peace Brother.You made the ultimate sacrafice. May you go on to protect heavens streets and take your place among the best of the best. To the family I offer my deepest condolenses for your loss. may god bless you.
December 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during a difficult time.
December 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers for you from a police officers daughter.....he is in Gods hands now....may he rest in peace. My heart aches for the sorrow you all are experiencing at this time. Remember, Deriek is and always will be with you in spirit.
December 10, 2011
To the Family- You should know that your husband and father got out of bed everyday being willing to sacrifice his life for humanity's sake. If that isn't the definition of a real hero I don't know what is. I absolutely respect him for his daily bravery, courage, and unsung heroism. He gave all he had and may you be proud that you lived with and in the company of a grand human being. Not many accept this challenge as he did daily and he deserves every accolade. His death is not just your loss but everybody's loss and the world has been made less for it. May he rest in peace and may you and your family find peace too in this time of great tragedy. (Salute!)
December 10, 2011
The Crouse family and friends, sorry for your loss...
December 10, 2011
I bet you were a good man. You look like a great officer. You didn't deserve to die this way. Nevertheless, RIP Officer Crouse. My condolences for your wife and family, and the V Tech Community.
December 10, 2011
Dearest Crouse Family: As a mother and educator I can almost understand the pain. I pray you each receive peace, understanding, strength and courage as you move forward while embracing Deriek's legacy, memories and hopes. Honor him by doing that which he wished most for you.
December 10, 2011
Rest in peace brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May your family find peace in knowing they will see you in heaven one day. And until that day you will be smiling over them from heaven. Thank you for your service and commitment. We will take over from here.
December 10, 2011
VERY sorry for your loss, Our family is praying for you and will continue to do so,,,you are in our prayer book tonight and forever. Susan and Ralph Albertson Littleton, Colorado
December 10, 2011
Tina and Children and rest of family, I am so sorry for this to have happened! You are all in my thoughts and Prayers! Tina, I am here if you need to talk or just need a hug! God has a very special Angel and I am sure Deriek has his Golden Wings. I iwll keep you in my Prayers!
December 10, 2011
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know that words don't help the pain at this moment but know that there so many praying for you at this time. The memories of Officer Crouse will become you greatest asset in the days, months, and years ahead. Keep them close to your heart and he will always be with. Even though thousands of the VT community do not know you, we love you. God Bless each of you.
December 10, 2011
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know that words don't help the pain at this moment but there so many praying for you at this time. The memories of Officer Crouse will become you greatest asset in the days, months, and years ahead. Keep them close to your heart and he will forever be with. Even though thousands of the VT community do not know you, we love you and we give thanks for Officer Deriek Crouse. God Bless each of you.
December 10, 2011
Thank you for your fast response to this incident. You very well may have saved many innocent lives. You made the ultimate sacrifice, and for that we are eternally thankful. May you continue to watch our fellow Hokies from heaven above. God bless you and your family.

-Hokie Alum, '08
December 10, 2011
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. As a Virginia Tech student, I feel blessed to have been protected by Officer Crouse, and may God be with you in this time.
December 10, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a very brave man and we are so thankful for the work he did protecting those on the VT campus. May God give you comfort and strength and peace today and in the days ahead.
December 10, 2011
As a Hokie alumni and law enforcement officer, my heart sank when I saw the news on Thursday. I was fortunate to have the priviledge to do a ride-along one night with Virginia Tech Police back in the late 90's while earning my degree and have always had a deep respect for all of the officers serving VTPD. My sincerest condolences go out to the Crouse Family for your loss. May he be honored with our highest respects and never be forgotten. Rest in peace Officer Crouse.....Ut Prosim.
December 10, 2011
Officer Crouse - Thank you so much for your service to the country and to Virginia Tech. The Hokie Nation mourns your death and celebrates your life. Rest in peace.
To the family - I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a hero with us; this sacrifice will be remembered forever. May God be with you all and help you during this difficult time.
December 10, 2011
Officer Crouse is a true inspiration to us all. His selflessness and willingness to help will be remembered for years to come. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are all feeling. Take comfort in the fact that he will always be with you and that when he looks down on you all, he would love to see you smiling about all the wonderful moments you shared together. And remember that you have our entire community watching over you, like he watched over us. God be with you.
December 09, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of your death. Thanks for choosing to protect and serve both at VT and in the armed forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
December 09, 2011
Words cannot express our gratitude...As a student at Virginia Tech and a life long Hokie, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are forever in your debt
"Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good"- Romans 12:21

God bless you and your family
December 09, 2011
I know words do not help right now, but keep back in your mind that there are 30,000+ close family members in Blacksburg. We are willing to do anything to help the family of someone who sacrificed his life to protect this community he obviously loved so dearly. We love you very much, stay strong--he would want nothing more than that right now. <3
December 09, 2011
Dear Crouse Family,
As I sit here reading about this senseless act, I can't help but to cry for your loss. I am also a wife of a police officer, with a child of my own. My worst fears, are your realities today and I just want to say I am so sorry this has happened to your family. My family is praying for yours.
December 09, 2011
I know times are hard right now, but you must remember he died a hero in the eyes of everyone here at Virginia Tech. His bravery will be remembered forever as a man who exhibited Ut Prosim greatly. We salute you for your great sacrifice for our community. Thank you. We are Virginia Tech and we will never forget you.
December 09, 2011
To the family of this brave officer, my prayers and those of my family are sent out to you in this very difficult time. May you find peace in this senseless tragedy. God Bless you and yours.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service and know that the Tech community will watch over your family.
December 09, 2011
I'm lighting a candle for such a brave fallen protector. Thank you for protecting us students daily. You will always be in our thoughts. God has opened his arms wide for this brave man.
December 09, 2011
May the family feel God's arms around you during this time. We are so very sorry for your loss and we pray for God's peace during the coming days. Many thanks to Officer Crouse for his bravery and service as a police officer.
December 09, 2011
You are a hero, and will never be forgotten. I can not express how grateful I am to have had a man like you protecting the Virginia Tech campus. And to the family; words can not ease the pain of losing a loved one but I hope you find comfort in knowing that Officer Crouse is loved by the entire Virginia Tech community.
December 09, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the Crouse family. Our son Bryan had the honor of serving with Deriek in Iraq with the 630th Army unit. May he rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for protecting us and securing our home. You will never be forgotten and you and your family are part of this great unity! To the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss and the Hokie Nation is here for you in your time of need!

-Tara
December 09, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse! For serving and protecting us all! May God bless your family and friends through this difficult time!
December 09, 2011
Never met you Deriek, but I feel the loss of a Brother from both families. As an Army Veteran OEF and OIF and now Police officer myself. We pray for you and your family. Rest in Peace my brother. Rest in Peace.
December 09, 2011
Deriek will surely be missed by all. While the pain of this loss will never be quenched, my hope is that great memories of who he was settle upon those that knew him and provide comfort in celebrating a great man. May God comfort and provide you rest.
December 09, 2011
May God hold him and have him rest in peace in his arms. May the lord protect his family always.

A Brother gone, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace Deriek. From Police Officer Eddie Ortiz and Army Veteran (Ret)
December 09, 2011
God Bless a fallen Soldier.I had the honor of serving for several years with Ssg.Crouse.My prayers and sympathy go out to your family,my you hold on to Gods unchanging hand during this time of sorrow.God Bless he will be missed by all who knew him.
December 09, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. We pray that God will draw near to you and carry you through this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
As the parent of a police officer, I convey my deepest sympathy for the loss of Officer Crouse. God give you all strength and bring you peace. Blessings to you all.
December 09, 2011
With deepest sympathy.

Don and Dottie Bowman
December 09, 2011
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS SEEM TO HAPPEN TO THE GOOD ONES..... ONLY GOD KNOWS AND ITS NOT MEANT FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND BUT I DO WANT TO SEND OUT MY PRAYERS TO DERIEKS FAMILY AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM FOR A FEW YEARS MYSELF.. WHAT A WARM AND INSPIRING PERSONALITY HE BROUGHT WITH HIM.. I WILL SURELY MISS HIM.. BUT I AM SO GLAD THAT I GOT TO KNOW HIM..
December 09, 2011
As both a VT Alumni and a Police Officer's wife my heart aches for Officer Crouse's family and friends, as well as the VT community. Thank you Officer Crouse for serving the Hokies. Prayers for the family.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for protecting our VT students. May you rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
May the Crouse family take strength in the love and respect shown by the thousands of students and community members who held their candles high in honor of this outstanding officer!
December 09, 2011
December 09, 2011
As a fellow (retired) LEO, my greatest sympathies to the family of Officer Crouse. RIP.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Deepest sympathy to the Crouse family and friends.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service and for helping to keep us safe. We will NEVER forget. Rest easy.
December 09, 2011
Thank you so much for protecting VT students, including myself. We will never forget this. To the family- I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
December 09, 2011



"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God"
December 09, 2011
Dear Crouse Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Deriek was a father and a brave policeman. His sacrifice will be long remembered by the entire Virginia Tech community. God bless you.
December 09, 2011
Dear Crouse family,
No words can convey my sorrow that you are enduring over this senseless, tragic, random act. I don't believe God needed another angel to water flowers in heaven. He was in the right place at the wrong time, there will be more to this story as it unfolds. There is no excuse for what happened to your beloved husband, son, brother, father and best friend. It makes no sense that someone of his caliber was taken by this horrid act. May you be comforted in knowing that he was NEVER alone....not for one second, Christ was right there through the holy spirit and angels guided him home where he will be waiting to see you again. Those whose hearts are bound in love can NEVER be seperated...not ever. What can we do but walk with you in your sorrow...if there is anything I can do, anything at all, contact me at acbehan3528@aol.com ps. I'm sure there will be no speeders in Heaven with Officer Crouse on the job.........deepest heartfelt love to you for an angel walked among us......light always overcomes darkness, may we all go out and do a random act of kindness in his honor...pass the torch and keep it going......
December 09, 2011
A sad story repeated all too often. May Officer Crouse's family and friends turn to the Lord for solace in a time like this. As a former member of the police service I can say that those serving must be vigilant at all times. The routine can turn at a moment's notice. I hope and pray that Deriek is now in God's presence. Rest in peace sir.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service Officer Crouse. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
December 09, 2011
So very sorry for your loss.May God be with you all during this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family and friends at this time. Rest in peace Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse for protecting our country and students. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service to VT and to society. Your loved ones must be proud of you. Rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
Officer, soldier, father, husband and friend. May your sacrifice never be in vain. You will not be forgotten.
December 09, 2011
praying for the family, so so sorry for ur lost,
December 09, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Lighting a candle in memory of Deriek Crouse, and all of the loved ones lost in tragic ways. I share this pain from my own loss of a loved one years ago. GOD BLESS! †
December 09, 2011
Deriek even though we did not see each other often as adults, we did
while you were young. I love you and miss you and I am sure God has
a place for you in Heaven. You toiled while you were on this earth, now go on to be with our Heavenly Father and rest in peace. From
your aunt Jan (Greensboro NC)
December 09, 2011
I've been through this myself with a loved one years ago. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family during your loss. May you find peace through GOD'S healing. GOD BLESS! †
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service keeping our country and kids safe. My heart goes out to the family...you are the thoughts and prayers of so many across the world.
December 09, 2011
Praying for the Crouse Family. Rest in Peace Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse for serving the people of Virginia Tech and Montgomery County. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
December 09, 2011
God speed,Soldier; rest in peace.

Ellen Tompkins
Jacksonville, Florida
December 09, 2011
Thank you Officer Crouse, love and prayers for your family and many friends. We are all proud to have had you here with us. God Bless.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service to VT and great sacrifice. You and your family will not be forgotten!!
December 09, 2011
My best to the loved ones!! Embrace & have the strength too endure such a horrific time!!! RIP OFFICER CROUSE.
December 09, 2011
Its hard to believe that Deriek is gone. I served with him in the 424th Transportation Company for years and was his 1st SGT for a while. you never turned your back on Crouse, he would pull a prank on you in a heartbeat and was good and blaming someone else for it. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around the entire Crouse family and give them the guidance they need to overcome this tragic lost.

MSG Allen Hash(Elk Creek VA)
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Rest in Peace, Deriek. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
December 09, 2011
My thought and prayers go out to the family and freinds!May God wrap his loving arms around all of you!
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your dedicated service to the Country and to the Hokie Nation.
December 09, 2011
Rest in peace my brother. Your needed more in heaven than your needed here. We have the beat now, you are releived of duty. Go home and be with God. We will watch over your Wife and Children.
December 09, 2011
Officer Crouse, my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Your game the ultimate sacrifice that a police officer can give and yet it was during something that should not have been so horrific. My heart goes out to your family, having stood by fellow officer of mine own while I was in DC, the loss is tremendous and hard to rationale, and the toll is tremendous on the family. Your family is surrounded by a strong force of love in the police family and they will provide comfort. Thank you for the service you provided to the VT nation.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. While the road ahead may be a rough one, I know God and Deriek will be with each of you guiding you on your way. All my love, prayers and best wishes.

Death is nothing else but going home to God,the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crouse family. May God wrap his arms around you and help you down this long road. God Bless!!
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family/friends/officers as they deal with the loss. I pray the Lord will provide you all with the peace that surpasses all understanding in the days to come.
December 09, 2011
With deepest sympathy
December 09, 2011
R.I.P Brother
December 09, 2011
Officer Crouse -- Thank you for your service and bravery. I know that you will be in the hearts and prayers of the citizens that you swore to protect and serve. It is our turn for our thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes to protect and serve you and your family that you leave behind. Honor follows you, Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Officer Crouse, thank you for your service to this country and to the students of Virginia Tech. I have never felt unsafe on this campus, and I will continue to feel that way knowing that dedicated police officers like yourself are working for our safety. My deepest condolences to your family.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family and those that were affected. May God bless you all.
December 09, 2011
You're an angel in Heaven. Prayers and love to your family.
December 09, 2011
Prayers goes out to ur family...God bless VT and Blacksburg.
December 09, 2011
Thoughts snd prayers to the Crouse family, friends, fellow officers and the VT campus. May God bless each of you at this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. In time, may you find peace and solace from your fondest memories. Please know that his sacrifice will forever be appreciated. May God bless you.
December 09, 2011
Fly with the angels -- our Hokie Hero!!!
December 09, 2011
My prayers to God the Father in the name of Christ is for the family to find strength and comfort at this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
deriek was always there for any & all who needed him. he was a great guy & someone who liked to laugh. go be with god, & continue to be the guardian angel for your family. to deriek's wife, children, the rest of his family, & fellow officers of vtpd , our prayers are with you & please know that the love & support of the entire nation is with you. god bless each of you.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Crouse's family, friends, and fellow officers. He gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others at Virginia Tech. May God Bless each of you. Rest in peace Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
hes with the angels now he will be missed by family and friends
December 09, 2011
Our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult time.
December 09, 2011
I am so sorry for your families loss. A man protecting the community and his family is one of the most important roles. You should be proud of your loved one and know that we all appreciate your families sacrifice. God Bless.
December 09, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Crouse family. Thank you, officer Crouse for your service to both the military, and Virginia Tech. Much love, and prayers to your family, and friends. This is a tragic event indeed, and I'm sorry that it took officer Crouse from the world.
December 09, 2011
Rest in peace , Officer Crouse. May God Bless you and your family at this terrible time.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Crouse. I am so very sorry for your loss - he made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Officer Crouse for your dedication to keeping the entire VT community safe and for your years of service to our country.
December 09, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
December 09, 2011
Thank you, Officer Crouse, for your dedication to our country and to the campus. As a parent of a VT Rescue Squad member who has lost a friend in you, my heart goes out to your family. My heart is broken into a thousand pieces.
December 09, 2011
To the family of Officer Crouse,
May God be with you through this time of sadness to comfort you. It is sad when the community loses good officers. Thank you for protecting the people of VT. God now has a new angel in heaven. Rest in Peace. You were Vt's Christmas Angel.
December 09, 2011
Our sympathies to the Crouse Family. We thank Derek for his military service to our nation and his service to our localities through law enforcement. RIP.
Retired Superintendent NRVRJ
December 09, 2011
There simply are no words to express the sadness so many feel for your loss. We are all "family" when tragedies occur. May you feel the love and support of so many people who are known and loved by you, but also by so many you have never met who also mourn with you. We are all "Hokie Nation" at this time, regardless of where we were educated. Blessings, peace, comfort, and healing to you all from a Wahoo who stands with Hokies in this sad time.
December 09, 2011
"Thank you so much for your service in the US Army, and your service to Virginia Tech. I'm sorry for your families lost, and they have my deepest, and sincerest apologies. May your friends and family remember the life you lived, as well as everyone who's heard about this tragic event. May you rest in peace."
December 09, 2011
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

I pray for your peace and comfort during these days of pain and sorrow. I am grateful for Officer Crouse's service to the VT family and to our nation.
December 09, 2011
our hearts are breaking for the family and we wish you peace and healing.
December 09, 2011
We'll always remember you for what you did for Virginia Tech and the Us Army. We know god is taking good care of you
December 09, 2011
We are praying for your family, especially your wife and children. May peace be with all of them during this time. Love from The Harvill Family
December 09, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 09, 2011
To the family of Officer Deriek Crouse ~ please know that the Hokies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are thinking of you during this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for serving and protecting the students at VA tech. I am very sorry for your family's loss. My your family find peace within this great loss.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you, Officer Crouse, for your dedication to Virginia Tech and to our wonderful country. You will be missed. To the family, I pray that God's peace will be with you during these days and forevermore.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crouse family. In his memory, let us all "be kind and merciful, let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier." (Mother Teresa)
December 09, 2011
May Gods loving and caring hands comfort your whole family. My heart breaks for you and I pray for all of you. I did not know him however a dear friend of mine worked with him and she is deeply saddened as am I. I know he will always be your Guardian Angel in Heaven and he lives in your heart now and forever more.
December 09, 2011
My family & I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Deriek Crouse. It broke our heart as the day unfolded to learn of the death of this officer. Please know you are being lifted in prayer by many.

Sincerely,

The Saul Family
December 09, 2011
Our hearts are breaking for this tragedy. Such gratitude for the years of service to our country for our freedom. In our thoughts and prayers. Steiner family in PA
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.
December 09, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Crouse family. I work at Virginia Tech and was very saddened to hear the news about Office Crouse.
December 09, 2011
We were saddened to hear of the tragic and senseless act that took the life of Officer Crouse yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family, campus police, students, faculty, administration, and the entire Hokie nation.
December 09, 2011
Family, friends and co-workers of Officer Crouse are in my thoughts and prayers... May God bless and comfort you.
December 09, 2011
Just as we were April 16th 2007 today we are all Hokies! My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to this brave mans family and friends! The sacrifices these men and women make on a daily basis to defend and protect each and every one of us are taken for granted far to often! Officer Crouse I thank you for your dedicated and devoted service and for keeping Blacksburg safe, may you rest in peace brother.
December 09, 2011
Praying for all the loved ones of Officer Crouse. May he rest in peace.
Joan Mcintosh,Frankfort,IN
December 09, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Crouse family and the VA Tech Police Department for your loss. God Bless all of the officers for protecting my daughter and the other students, faculty and staff at VA Tech.
December 09, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May God Bless all of you. Officer Crouse is certainly going to be missed.
December 09, 2011
To The Crouse Family, Words can not express what happened, we come from a family of past and present officers throughout Virginia. May God be with each of you during this difficult time and cherish your memories. Deriek will be an angel watching over each of you everyday.
December 09, 2011
I am from Vicksburg, MS. I wanted to send my condolences to Officer Crouse's family. I hope you find comfort from God, family, and friends during this difficult time. This world can be so cruel. May he rest in peace with the Lord. We are honored to have such wonderful men and women who fight for our country. God Bless.
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.
December 09, 2011
I am so sorry for this tragic loss of life. My heart goes out to the Crouse family and all the friends and loved ones of officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
May God bless and comfort the family and friends of Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Officer Crouse. While we did not know him personally, he is and always will be a member of the Hokie family. We humbly give thanks for his service and the ultimate sacrifice he gave. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you during this most difficult time.
Greg and Pam Southerland
Fellow Hokies
December 09, 2011
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to
Deriek's family. May God lift you and keep you through this difficult transition. Rest In Peace Fellow Veteran.

Sincerely,
Jackie LoBuglio
Buffalo, NY
December 09, 2011
Prayers are with Deriek's family and friends. May he R.I.P!!
Bootie Bell Chewning
Vinton Va.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Crouse family.He will be remembered as a hero & will be sadly missed.May God continue to bless & keep you during this difficult time.God bless you all. the Stoots family
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family:
My heart is heavy right now, I dont know any of you, still does not change the facts, god needed another angel to help with his garden and he chose Deriek Crouse, trun to god and he will help heal all of your hearts during this diffuclt time. My Prayers are with the entire family.
December 09, 2011
I am so sorry for your family's loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
December 09, 2011
May God be with Officer Croues's family and friends.
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse family, my heart and prayers go out to you. I can only imagine what a wonderful guy he was and I thank him for all he's done.
I too am a die hard Hokie. As I light you a candle...I light my big VT in my front yard in memory of you. R.I.P.
December 09, 2011
Our prayers are with Deriek's family and friends. He will always be remembered as a hero, one who served his country and his community, and gave his life doing what came naturally to him, being a funny and likeable man. His Clinton impression is hilarious. Hang on to the good times and know that he will live in our hearts forever.
December 09, 2011
Know that God is present in your life and that he loves Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
rip you have earned your just reward now you are among the angels guarding all of those in heaven to the family go with god and soon and very soon yea shall see your fallen hero
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the Crouse family during this very difficult time. Officer Crouse was a wonderful person who protected us each day on campus. It is because of him we could feel safe coming to work each day. We will never be able to thank him enough for the sacrifice he made. May he rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
We are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family over the coming year.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer's Croues's family. God will help you through this.
December 09, 2011
God Blesses such good people. Why does this always happen to the good people? God be with you all.
December 09, 2011
CROUSR FAMILY AN FRIENDS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHNY GOES OUT TO YOU AN YOUR LOVED ONES DURING THESE TIME OF HEALING I PRAY THAT YOU FIND COMFORT AN PEACE AN UNDERSTANDING I KNEW FIRST HAND HOW FFELS TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE AN CARE ABOUT I AM IN THE US ARMY MY SELF AN TO LOSE SOMEONE LIKE OFFICER/ARMY VETERAN CROUSE IS A BIG LOSE FOR THE MILITARY COMMUNITY AN POLICE DEPT HAS A WHOLE HE WILL BE MISSED AN HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

HERE A SHORT POEM

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
December 09, 2011
You will never be forgotten. God bless his wife, children and family, and know that hearts across the country are with you. Rest in peace, Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Our sincerest sympathy to your family in this most difficult time. We thank Officer Crouse for his service to Virginia Tech and want you to know Hokie Nation will miss him deeply.
December 09, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you. God's Peace to your family.
December 09, 2011
Rest in Peace, Officer Crouse. Thank you for your dedication and service. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Crouse's loved ones during this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
My son is a senior at VT. I have always had the utmost faith in the VT Police and the valuable service they are providing to keep our kids safe. My heart and prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family. The VT community just lost a good one.
December 09, 2011
May GOD comfort your family. You gave your life protecting others.
December 09, 2011
Last summer, Officer Crouse was walking past our youngest son as he was sulking that he couldn't reach the "big kids" drinking fountain that his big brother could reach. Grinning, he stopped to help our youngest reach that bigger fountain, saying to him, "See? Life isn't so unfair, is it?"

Our deepest respect and sympathy to this good man's family and friends.
December 09, 2011
I am soo sorry for what happened to you and your family, I hope you all can find peace through this! Thank you for being a true American good guy! :)

David A. Bromley
December 09, 2011
Our thought's and prayer's go out to the family,and friend's,of Officer Crouse.May God,be with you in this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 09, 2011
you can rest now, peacemaker. we'll take it from here. may God give you a beat in heaven where there is perpetual peace and love.
December 09, 2011
Keeping all of you in our prayers.
December 09, 2011
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family of Officer Crouse. We don't know why bad things happen to good people, but God will not let anything happen today that we can't handle with him by our side!!! God Bless the Broken!
December 09, 2011
So sad when a good man dies. Thoughts from Scotland to you there
December 09, 2011
Too soon..Thank you Officer Crouse for your willingness to protect and serve, giving your all. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family for God's strength and guidance at this difficult time. God tells us that he will never forsake us, may your faith lead you through the dark hours,the memories and love of family and God carry you through.

McCorkle family
Moneta, VA
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse family and friends...I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.
December 09, 2011
Bless you for your service to our communities. May God comfort your family and give them strength. Rest in Peace Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Loving prayers to your family. Deepest sympathy for the sacrifice your family has made. Kimberly R. Garnand (VT/Christiansburg, VA)
December 09, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Crouse family. Heaven is surely reserved for those who have lost their lives in the protection of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
We send you thoughts of comfort.
December 09, 2011
My heart goes out to the Crouse family. I am truly sorry for your loss . I will pray for God to help you through this very rough time.
December 09, 2011
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
December 09, 2011
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. God Bless You All
Much Love Hugs & Prayers
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Buddy and Vivian Dickerson
December 09, 2011
My prayers for all of the family during this most difficult time is that God will strengthen, sustain and comfort you each day. Officer Crouse's service to the community is much appreciated and my heart just aches for your loss.
December 09, 2011
may God watch over you officer crouse and your family.
we thank you for your service to our country and our town.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. The Smith Family Walter, Jami, and Nathan
December 09, 2011
Officer Crouse gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others. Our prayers are with your family and especially the children you left behind. May God carry you and be with you always. Our hearts ache for the Crouse family and the many lives you touched.
December 09, 2011
I am shocked and saddened by Officer Crouse's death. My thoughts today are with his family and the university community.
December 09, 2011
There's one more star in the sky tonight and even though it's far away, its brightness and warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark.
December 09, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. Many of us share your sorrow and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Georgie F. Brizendine
Raleigh, NC
December 09, 2011
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of devastating loss. You can be so proud of Deriek's service to his community. Davis Family, Worthington, PA
December 09, 2011
May God give your Family, Friends and Co-Workers peace and comfort during this difficult time and the days ahead. Thank you for the sacrafice that you made to protect the people and the oath that you took years ago to protect and to serve under all circumstances. I did not know you but, you are and will always be a hero. I will be holding your Family in my heart and prayers. GOD BLESS!!!
December 09, 2011
Rest In Peace and thank you for your unselfish service, Officer Crouse. And may the Lord be gracious to the family you left behind.

L. Regalado
December 09, 2011
My condolence to the Crouse family, I pray that God will put his loving arms around you all and give you peace. Officer Crouse thank-you for protecting the citizens of your community. God Speed Brother,

Sgt. Kenneth A. Layne
Kentucky State Police
Drug Enforcement Special Investigations
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this brave man.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crouse Family. Nothing can mask the pain you are feeling but knowing that so many people care are sending Prayers your way. May God be with you and your family. With deepest sympathy.
December 09, 2011
Gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. May God grant you comfort in the memories of the good times with your son, brother, husband and father.
December 09, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Crouse. May wonderful memories help you heal.
December 09, 2011
May God give your family strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We appreciate the work & sacrifice of Officer Crouse, but we mourn his loss, especially as a husband & father. God bless Office Crouse and all public safety workers.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family at this time of deep sorrow for a such a senseless loss of a beautiful life. Officer Crouse not only served the Virginia Tech community keeping our sons & daughters safe, but he was a one man welcoming committee to my family this August upon returning to campus, slowly riding along beside us on his bike - so friendly and encouraging my daughter to sign up for various safety programs being offered on campus. My heart aches for the loss of this wonderful police officer. Rest in peace, Officer Crouse, and I pray for your family during this horrible time.

- A Hokie Mom
December 09, 2011
December 09, 2011
Godspeed, officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
As an Army veteran and a Hokie parent, I appreciate Officer Crouse's service and sacrifice. Our sympathies to his family and hope that they can be comforted by knowing the Nation is mourning his loss.
December 09, 2011
Thank You Officer Crouse for all that u have done for our communities!!! May you rest in peace in the arms of a gracious God! To the family I hope knowing Officer Crouse died a hero gives u some peace, but prayers will continue to go up today and everyday for u all!!
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse family and the intire nation of officers: God bless this young heros family. May God be with you and bless you in the days, months, and years to come. He will not be forgotten!!!!
December 09, 2011
There are those who gave some and there are those who gave all thank you Deriek Crouse for making our lives better by making our world safer. My heart hurts for his wife and children and other relatives and I hope you find comfort in knowing that Officer Crouse died an American Hero. God Bless you all.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts go out to this brave man's family, especially in the wake of yesterday's events. I did not know him, but as a Virginia Tech student I cannot express my appreciation and gratitude for his service in protecting our campus. My condolences to his family as well as the other officers in this incredibly difficult time.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God bless and keep you in the days to come.
December 09, 2011
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this trying time and provide you the answers you need.
December 09, 2011
Though nothing will mask the pain and emptiness you are feeling today, may solace be found in the beautiful memories of your beloved. Tears fall across the nation for you, as you are in our hearts.
December 09, 2011
thoughts and prayers going out to the crouse family. words cannot express how sorry i am for your loss. i am thankful for the service of all those who serve and protect. may he rest in peace and the family find comfort in the Hands of God.

much love,

Thomas and Sandra Bedwell
December 09, 2011
May it comfort you to know that, your loved one is safe in God's care now, and that friends are praying for you in your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy,
December 09, 2011
Officer Deriek Crouse paid the ultimate sacrifice for each of us. We can never express our appreciation to him, but to his family, we thank you! May the peace of God give you the strength to continue as he would have wanted. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
December 09, 2011
Duty, honor, country, semper paratus, all words we live by and you gave it all. May your family find peace in knowing that your maker will protect them and honor you . In the tech moto Ut Prosim may you now rest in peace. Jack Cranford retired emeritus professor and vice commander USCG Aux.
December 09, 2011
Prayers being sent your way. RIP Officer Crouse. Will never forget you.
December 09, 2011
What a tremendous loss for our communities here in the New River Valley.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
December 09, 2011
My heart aches for you, your family, and your community. I hope you find some measure of comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of so many are with you.
December 09, 2011
My heart aches for you and your family, as well as your community. Please find some measure of comfort in knowing the thoughts and prayers of so many are with you.
December 09, 2011
Tears fall in honor of our fallen
December 09, 2011
Your loss has touched everyone and we are saddened. May God be with you and ease your pain. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Ginger Whitlock
December 09, 2011
May God Bless & keep you safe in the arms of his love, forever remember....
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God place his arms gently around you and comfort you in the way only he can.
December 09, 2011
May his legacy live on. Prayers and sorrows for the Crouse Family... Another Angel and protector went to be with the Lord. This might not help now but hopefully in time it will comfort you. Prayers and love to all VT family.
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family & All Law Enforcement Officers;

You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. God Bless You all!
December 09, 2011
May the love & prayers of friends and family carry you through these difficult days.
December 09, 2011
The Crouse Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family we are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family, friends, co-horts and the entire Hokie Nation.

We are .... Virginia Tech!

Gary Obermeyer
Class of 1986
December 09, 2011
Our most heartfelt prayers are being lifted for you and your family.
December 09, 2011
I hope that you find comfort and solace. The community grieves with you and honors Officer Crouse's memory.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends and VT nation. His courage for his country and the VT campus will not be forgotten. God will be with you and give you the strenght that is needed.
December 09, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
My heart is breaking, I am so sorry for your loss. I've walked in your shoes. I've felt the pain, I know where you are right now and I know where you still have to go. I am here for you and I am praying for you.

RIP Ofc. Crouse, you have fought the good fight. Rest easy now my brother and watch over us from above. You will be greatly missed.

Laura Gibson-Szerokman, Surviving Spouse of
Ofc. Allen W. Gibson, Jr. EOW: 4/25/98
December 09, 2011
Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
December 09, 2011
Bless you all with courage and prayers for strength at this time in your lives.

Sincerely,
Marilyn Mull, VT graduate's mom
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May God surround you with his love and grace.
December 09, 2011
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Crouse family. May God give you peace and comfort now and forever. Officer Crouse served and protected many. We are very proud of him and will miss him.
December 09, 2011
I'm so very sorry for your loss.


Booker Family
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. If I know our community, I know that they will support you and lift you up during this terrible time. Thank you for your Deriek's brave service.
December 09, 2011
Look down from above and know that we honor you and the sacrifice you made.
December 09, 2011
May love and light guide you to your new home, Officer Crouse. Brightest of Blessings to family and friends
December 09, 2011
Thank you, Officer Crouse, for all that you did for our safety in your many years of service as a law enforcement officer. Without your service to the safety of others, this world would have been much worse off. Rest in peace and godspeed. My sincere and deep sorrow and sympathy to your family.
December 09, 2011
Words cannot express the pain you and your children are experiencing. I am praying for some type of peace for you in this horrible tragedy. Jennifer (Roanoke, VA)
December 09, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family and Hokie Nation..
We love you..our condolences..our hugs..our minds..our hearts..our love..and our prayers are with you..we are here for you!
December 09, 2011
Deepest sympathies to the family of Deriek Crouse. Please know that the Hokie Nation is here for you whenever you need us. May God watch over you in the difficult days ahead. We will prevail.

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever."
December 09, 2011
My family and I are in prayer over the family during this tough time. Officer Crouse made the ultimate sacrifice. As an officer myself I can tell you it hits home. We are praying that God will wrap his arms around this family and somehow use this tragedy to further his kingdom.
December 09, 2011
God Bless your wife and family. I am so sorry, my prayers are with you.
December 09, 2011
Prayers are being lifted for your family during this time. God will be there to strengthen you each and every day.
December 09, 2011
To the family of Officer Crouse, I am so sorry for your loss. So senseless. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 09, 2011
My Prayers are with The Family...May God Comfort You all..
December 09, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Draw close to God and he will comfort thee.
December 09, 2011
May God hold each of you in the palm of his hands...RIP Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
To the family of Officer Crouse, I am so saddened at what happened yesterday. May God comfort your family at this time of loss.
December 09, 2011
Rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
Thank you for your service Ofc. Crouse and I pray the family can find the peace that only comes from above.
December 09, 2011
Words can never express the sorrow felt at the death of a loved one. May you find the peace that you need to deal with Officer Crouse's death during the days and weeks ahead.
December 09, 2011
The thoughts and prayers of all Hokies and a grateful nation are with you. Rest in Peace and may the Peace of Christ be with your family always.
December 09, 2011
Semper Fi :
Go in peace, you served your time, you
did your duty. Your Family will be in
my Prayers and in my heart. 10-42.

Ofc. Gus Moore,# )413
Mercer University Police Department
Main Campus, Macon, Georgia
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all, I pray that God's peace and comfort be with you during this difficult time. Rest in peace Officer Crouse.
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time!
December 09, 2011
My prayers go out to the Crouse family.
December 09, 2011
Our prayers go out to the family of Officer Crouse. God Bless You.
December 09, 2011
My heart goes out to the family of Officer Crouse. You are in the thoughts and prayers of all of us in the NRV.
December 09, 2011
Praying for you and your family that they may find comfort during this sad time.
December 09, 2011
Dear Officer Crouse,
Thank you for watching over our children that last 4 years and trying to provide a safe environment for them. I am sure they will miss you. To the family~ I am sorry for your loss. I pray that God will help you and your family through this healing process.
December 09, 2011
Peace be with you.
December 09, 2011
May God bless Officer Crouse's family at this time and all the agencys and individuals involved with this incident. God is with you all and only a prayer away.
December 09, 2011
Deriek; Rest in peace our friend. May God be with your family at this sad time.
December 09, 2011
To the Crouse Family: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord comfort you during this time. Officer Crouse is now at his side and is an Angel that will always be with you!!
December 09, 2011
so sorry for your loss
December 09, 2011
May God be with you and your family. God will watch over your family. Thanks for all that you did for VT.
December 09, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of such a courageous, upstanding law enforcement officer. God is truly blessed to have him as one of his children.
December 09, 2011
Peace be with you Officer Crouse. Your family is in our prayers.
December 09, 2011
Rest in peace Officer Crouse. Thank you for your humble service to the New River Valley.
December 09, 2011
Sincere condolences to the family of Officer Crouse. Virginia Tech, the surrounding community, and our nation, has lost an honorable vanguard og the highest order. He will never be forgotten.
December 09, 2011
God be with you and your family, Officer Crouse
December 09, 2011
RIP I WILL MISS YOUR FACE!!!!! thanks 4 putn your life on line 4 the hokie nation!!!!!!!! i work on campus as well! vt campus!!!!!
December 09, 2011
Thanks Deriek for laying down your life to protect others. Your courage and sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest well.
December 09, 2011
I am sending my deepest sympathy and prayers for the strength to hold on. To a family who has suffered a devastating tragedy, my heart breaks for you. GOD BLESS FROM VT.
December 09, 2011
May the Good Lord comfort his family and give them strength during this most difficult of times. My thoughts and prayers will be for them.
December 09, 2011
I extend my sincerest heart for the family and children of this man. He died in the line of duty, but we still feel a piece of us is forever broken when shocking things happen. A brave man and good man. Thank you Officer Crouse for serving your country and your city.
December 09, 2011
I would like to send our condolences to the Crouse family doing this difficult time. may god continue to strengthen the family.
December 09, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
December 09, 2011
Tony and Kevin iam so sorry. yall are in my thoughts and prayers, i love yall....
December 09, 2011
All 14,000+ Hokie alumni from the Richmond, VA area send our love and condolences to Officer Crouse's family and the Virginia Tech Police Department. Officer Crouse was obviously the epitome of "Ut Prosim" ("That I May Serve")! May he rest in peace with our brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters who are also in Hokie Heaven. www.richmondhokies.org
December 09, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolensces to the family of another brother in blue. I cannot believe we have lost another...again....
December 09, 2011
All your services for our Country & Protection will never be forgotten . RIP MR.Deriek Crouse .
December 09, 2011
Godspeed Officer Crouse
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officier Crouse's family, friends and co-workers. Stay strong and brave Brother and Sister Hokies!
December 09, 2011
I am so very sorry for the loss of Officer Crouse. Thoughts and prayers going out to the family.
December 09, 2011
My prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family and friends. May he rest in peace.
December 09, 2011
God will hold you close and get you thru
this terrible thing. Our eternal hope is in Him and His promises.
Pauline
December 09, 2011
Thoughts & prayers to your family.may gods grace comfort & strenthen you all.
December 09, 2011
My condolences to the family of a fellow Veteran.
December 09, 2011
May Officer Crouse, by the grace and mercy of Christ Jesus, look upon the Face of God without delay and find happy repose in His loving arms, and may God comfort and console this hero's family in their grief and loss. My heartfelt and continuing prayers are with you all.
December 09, 2011
Rest in peace
December 09, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Crouse, his family, and the entire VT Police Department. May God grant you comfort and healing in the midst of this unspeakable tragedy!!!
December 09, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 09, 2011
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

REV. PERRY & DOROTHY SNUFFER
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA
December 09, 2011
Brother in blue
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 09, 2011
Rest in Peace Officer Crouse and my God bless your family, particularly during this difficult time.
December 09, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 09, 2011
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE AND FOR OFFICER CROUSE'S FAMILY. MAY HIS LEGACY LIVE ON AND MAY WE ALL BE INSPIRED TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST. REST IN PEACE SIR!
December 09, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouse family and his brothers and sisters in blue. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

~ Shirl Light
December 09, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May God comfort,guide and strengthen you.God bless you all!
December 09, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
December 09, 2011
I am so sorry about your lost and it was terrible but may the lord be with you during this time and after also.peace be with you and your family
mendel hess
December 09, 2011
EOW 12/08/11. May God grant you Peace. And God grant his family Peace as well. All to often we forget just who the true heroes are and what sacrifices they make to keep the public safe from harms way. God bless Officer Crouse. Thank you for your duty.
December 08, 2011
This is such a tradegy; God bless Officer Crouse and his family.
December 08, 2011
May God be with Officer Crouse on his journey to Heaven and be with and comfort his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 08, 2011
May you rest in peace Officer Crouse!
December 08, 2011
May God Heal Your Hearts. Rest in Paradise Officer Crouse.
December 08, 2011
Rest in peace, Officer Crouse. My deepest sympathies to your wife, children, and family.
December 08, 2011
Dear Mrs. Crouse, I want you to know you are not alone although you may feel that way. I have 5 children as well and lost my husband (a veteran) at age 38 in a car accident 5 months ago. My heart goes out to you and the children and remember to allow any and all support you can get. You are not alone!

Love and prayers,
Becky (Winsted, Minnesota)
December 08, 2011
Rest in peace and thank you for your service to both the Virgina Tech campus and to your country. Your service will not be forgotten.
December 08, 2011
My prayers go out to Officer Crouse's family, friends, and colleagues. God bless!
December 08, 2011
As a retired police officer all I can say is I am truly sorry. You gave your life defending the very freedom we have. May God bless your family and friends. Godspeed my brother. ESG
December 08, 2011
I'm so sorry for your lost you are all in my prayers
December 08, 2011
Deriek, we love you. Thanks for serving the VT community well. Prayers going to your family.
December 08, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and Officer Crouses co-workers. Thank you Officer Crouse for a job well done. RIP and God Speed.
December 08, 2011
REST IN PEACE
December 08, 2011
R.I.P. Brother Crouse. God bless you, you're family, and the VT University PD
December 08, 2011
Our family and friends would like to send our condolences and to tell you your family is in our prayers.
December 08, 2011
A heavy heart for a fellow officer and his family. May God watch over you all during this difficult time. Thank you for your service to your community and our country.

To the officers at VTech PD and others - stay strong and be there for each and Officer Crouse's Family.
December 08, 2011
We thank you for your service. We honor you for your dedication to our country, to our state and to the university. We pray for you and your family. May your family be blessed with memories and may you be blessed by our God for all eternity.
December 08, 2011
Officer Crouse and all of his family will be in our prayers.
December 08, 2011
Peace be with you Officer Crouse.
December 08, 2011
I am so very sorry about the tragic passing of Officer Crouse. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and family.
December 08, 2011
May you Rest In Peace in the arms of the angels.
December 08, 2011
My name is Savannah and I am in North Dakota. Please know hearts across the nation are breaking with yours. We are praying that you will feel the enveloping comfort of God as you suffer through this.
December 08, 2011
Rest In Peace
December 08, 2011
My heart breaks for your family. May it help in some small way to know that even people you've never met care and are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
December 08, 2011
Thank you so much for so bravely serving and protecting our country. May your soul be at rest and the Lord raise you up.
December 08, 2011
Much love and deepest condolences to your entire family. Thank you for keeping Hokies safe.
December 08, 2011
To the family of Deriek Crouse, I have never met your family member, but I can say he must have been a wonderful man to go out every day and risk his life for total strangers. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. May the great memories you have of Deriek help get you through the upcoming days, weeks and years. God Bless You All!
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