Funeral for Officer Kevin Crossley this morning in Utica

The funeral for Whitesboro Police Officer Kevin Crossley is set to begin at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 10:10 AM
Updated: Apr. 18, 2018 3:44 PM

UTICA –The funeral for Whitesboro Police Officer Kevin Crossley is set to begin at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow a law enforcement walk-through at 10 a.m.

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Officer Crossley was killed in an on-duty crash last Wednesday, April 11, on Oriskany Boulevard in the village of Whitesboro. As Crossley was passing eastbound through the intersection of Oriskany Boulevard and Westmoreland Street, his patrol vehicle collided nearly head-on with a Chevrolet Avalanche heading westbound that was turning left from Oriskany Boulevard onto Westmoreland Street.

Crossley was a seven-year member of the Whitesboro Police Department, a part-time member of the Whitestown Police Department and a former member of the Whitesboro Fire Department, where he served as a captain. He lived in the village of Whitesboro his whole life.

Those who knew and loved Officer Crossley say it was his lifelong dream to become a police officer. He also loved outdoor activities such as camping and boating, and anything with a motor, such as his Harley Davidson motorcycle, which is set up near his casket.

Calling hours were held Tuesday evening at the Adirondack Bank Center, and an honor guard was at attention all night to watch over Officer Crossley's casket.

More than a thousand law enforcement officers from as far away as Hawaii and Canada are expected to turn out for Officer Crossley's funeral this morning. 

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