Speaking for myself and my wife, Irma who is also a police officer, we both knew Clay while he was here in San Angelo. We both had the opportunity to work with him and enjoy him for a short while. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and with Clays entire family. May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in his loving arms always.
Sgt. John E. Rodriguez, San Angelo Police Department
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.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I am so sorry for your loss of Clay. I ran across a poem that, I believe clay would want you to have.
Anne, our son Carter played soccer with Harrison at DSYSA. We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May your memories together bring you comfort & peace.
On behalf of People Against Violent Crime (PAVC) I would like to express our sincere condolences to Lt. Crabb's entire family, friends and the Austin Police Department with your sudden loss of such a beloved man.
Thy “Will of God” will never take you where the “Grace of God' will not protect you.
Verna Lee Carr
My prayers are with your family at the loss of your husband and children @ the other family members. May God Watch over you. Alice Guckian Queen @ family @ Fentress , Tx. 78622
I was very moved by the service today for Clay. I think the amount of support you have is extremely strong. I was blown away by the number of police force there to support you. I would have liked to give you a hug but I know you are strong. Your family is beautiful and I think about you and your little ones often. My thoughts are with you and your family.
To the family of Lt. Crabb, I am so sorry for your lost. In your time of mourning, may you find comfort and peace in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Marie Weaver, Kyle Texas
My heart goes out to Mrs. Crabb and the three children who have lost their daddy last week. I can only imagine the darkness you must feel at this time. Please know that I keep you all in my heart and that I send healing wishes to the Crabb family. May Clay Crabb rest in peace. I wish I could do more, so much more to support you through this tragic time. May universe give you strength to heal and to pick up the pieces. Sending love from our family to yours.
Our family would like to pay our respects to Lt. Crabb and will keep his family in our prayers. Thank you for serving and protecting the Austin community. Respectfully Samantha Berry
To the Crabb Family, I was able to view Clay's Service on the Internet today and I wanted you to know that our Prayers are with you. As a retired Officer with the Austin Police Department I didn't have the opportunity to know Clay but through watching this service, now I do, Thank You.
May the Lord be with you and your Family always...., James Schramm
Our prayers are with the Crabb family and all those that will miss him. We pray for comfort and strength for you. God Bless you all.
May you find peace and strength in this time of loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the children.
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Lieutenant Crabb, Thank you for your service.You are a hero. May God bring peace to your family.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your service to the citizens of Austin.
Clay you will be truly missed. I am glad to have had the privilege to have worked with you and I only wished you could have worked at the SAPD longer. You will be remembered as a true warrior and friend. PS since you are in heaven now I hope you will tell our friend and and fellow Officer Jamie Padron hello for us. Rest in in peace my friend.
prayers for you, your family and family
Dear Mrs Crabb and your precious children, Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your husband and father. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that you have the love and support of the Austin community and beyond and we all will forever remember your husband as a hero who gave his life to serve and protect others. May God be with you and hold your family in His hand and give you peace that only He can do.
I am Clay's fifth grade teacher. We all knew back then that Clay was going to be a very successful caring person. My prayers are for his wife, children, family, and coworkers. Holly, Ben, and Doug, I'm praying that God blesses you all richly. I wish I could be there with you on Monday. Blessings.
I am a former classmate of Clay's. My condolences to his family during this difficult time.
Anne, I cannot begin to find the words to express my deepest sympathy to you and your children. I pray that the love of family, friends and your beautiful children help you through this most difficult time in your life.
My the lord watch over his family aways amen
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and the kids' hero father. May God bless you all now and in the future, and my prayers go out to you.
Anne, our hearts are heavy with the news of Clay's passing. He made a difference in all the lives he touched. You have and will continue to be in our prayers. Hugs to you and the kids.
Anne, I've been trying to find the words to say and still haven't. Know you are all in my prayers though.
Harrison and Megan, we are here for you anytime you need something at school or at home. Anne, the same goes for you and Ronin. Thinking of you!
prayers for you, your family and APD family.
My deepest sympathy to the Crabb Family. May The Lord bless you all and may he comfort you during your time of need.
A finer father, husband, or police officer would be hard to find. I am deeply saddened at the loss of Clay Crabb - he was very loved and will be truly missed.
I Am so sad for your loss. May God Bless you and wrap his arms around you and your children.
The Ice Cream Lady,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lt. Crabb's service, dedication and professionalism will be missed.
God has welcomed a new Angel in Blue to his kingdom. A new watch has begun. May God give peace to his family and APD family.....
Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if you need anything.
Our thoughts are with the Crabb family during this most difficult time. Please know that your husband's and father's service is appreciated. Our community is grieving with you.
May the Lord draw you close and fill you with His strength. God bless you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and the kids. Please let us know if you guys need anything.
My thoughts and prayers for Clay's family. My God grant you strength in these troubled times. Clay was a fine Officer and Man.
Brian Selke, SAPD, Federal Air Marshal, PPS
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of LT. He was a great man. We where glad we where able to meet him and get to know him a bit. Prayers to you and the kids. If you need anything we are here for you and the kids
Anne, my deepest sympathy and my heartfelt prayers are for you, for each of your precious children and all of your family and dear friends. I pray that you each find peace during this difficult journey.
I cannot begin to find the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Even though I only met Clay a couple of times when he came to the office at Temple-Inland, I feel like I knew him well. I enjoyed sharing stories about our families and the common bond we shared in that our husband's were both police officers. I lift you and your family up in prayer today -- may God grant you the strength you need to get through the days to come.
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you find peace and strength in the memories.
Deepest sympathy to the family. " who do not forget the doing of good and the sharing of things with others, for such sacrifices are pleasing to Our Lord". Hebrews 13:16. Thank you for Protecting our community.
Rest In Peace Brother! I pray you rest with the Lord, and that he bring peace and comfort to your family, who like you, has sacrificed much over the years.
My prayers are with you at this time.
The Men and Women of the Cheverly Police Department would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of Lieutenant Clay Crabb. Our thoughts are with Clay, his family and all the men and women of the Austin Police Department.
Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
My prayers go to the Crabb family, department, and friends. It is hard loosing a love one and friend. My prayer is for comfort, understanding, and peace during this troubled times. Praying our Lord will also give you all strength to overcome.
God bless the family. From a sister in blue.
Praying for all of you! Our deepest sympathies.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Crabb. I hope you will always remember that he was a hero.
May the Lord assist you and family to get through this time of need. God Bless you.
Clay was a great father, officer, and man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Anne.
May God give you the strength to be strong for yourself and your children
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My condolences to the family and the Austin PD. May you find peace in prayer.
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
I pour out my grief to You
And praise You that on one glorious day
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
We shall walk together again.
My God protect your family and showeer them with blessings in the days and months to follow. Rest in peace brother, you will be missed, God Speed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
So very sorry. Anne please let me know if there's anything we can do to help, ever.
My heart is breaking for this wonderful family. Praying for strength for Ann and the children during this difficult time, as well as all of the friends and family affected by this devastating tragedy.
You will be missed forever!! Tears..
hugs and prayers to the Crabb family...Anne, you and your beautiful children are in my thoughts and prayers