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Officer Crawford memorial T-shirts now on sale

ST. PETERSBURG — Memorial T-shirts honoring fallen Officer David S. Crawford and raising money for his family went on sale Friday evening.

The Suncoast Police Benevolent Association is selling the T-shirts for $15, with all proceeds after costs going to the Crawford family.

Similar T-shirts memorializing Sgt. Thomas J. Baitinger and K-9 Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz went on sale after those officers died in the line of duty on Jan. 24. More than 10,000 of those shirts have been sold and are still selling.

Crawford memorial T-shirts will be sold at:

• St.Petersburg Police Headquarters, 1300 First Ave. N, until 10 p.m. Friday. The shirts will be on sale here again in the near future.

• Northeast High School benefit concert, 5500 16th St. N, until 9:45 p.m.

• Opening day Saturday at Northwest Youth Baseball, 5801 22nd Ave. N from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• The grand opening Saturday of LA Fitness at 7044 22nd Ave. N from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• The shirts will be sold at the Suncoat PBA's office at 14141 46th St. N, Suite 1205, in Clearwater. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call the PBA at (727) 532-1722 until further notice.

• The shirts will also be on sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays at Kevin Hannigan Edward Jones Financial at 1216 66th St. N.

• Donations to the Crawford family can be made to the Officer David Crawford Memorial Fund at any local Wachovia Bank branch or to Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities at 14141 46th St. N, Suite 1205, Clearwater, FL 33762. Call (727) 532-1722 for more information.

• T-shirts for Yaslowitz and Baitinger are still on sale online at:

The viewing and memorial for Crawford are set for next week. Both will take place at the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg at 1900 Gandy Blvd. A viewing for Crawford will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Officer Crawford memorial T-shirts now on sale 02/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:28pm]
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