OBITUARY

Gregory Martin Crisp

December 23, 1962November 19, 2012

Trooper Gregory M. Crisp, Unit 1389, retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on July 1, 2012, after more than 20 years of dedicated service. He is a member of the 122nd Academy Class and earned his commission on June 26, 1992. Upon graduation from the Training Academy, he was assigned to the Springfield Post. In 1999, he was chosen to be a member of the Division Special Response Team (SRT), which was a part-time ancillary duty unit at that time. When SRT transitioned to a full-time operational unit in November 2010, Trooper Crisp transferred to the Office of Field Operations.

During his 13 years with the SRT (Red Squad), Trooper Crisp served in multiple capacities including entry team and sniper/observer team leader. As sniper/observer team leader, he is credited with elevating the Red Squad’s performance and capabilities. Trooper Crisp devoted countless hours to developing his and the team’s tactical capabilities. He took personal pride in mentoring less experienced officers and served as a motivator to veteran officers. Due to his background in heavy equipment, he also was instrumental in establishing maintenance and follow-up programs for the SRT’s armored vehicles.

Trooper Crisp is well known in the law enforcement special operations community and is considered an expert resource for his technical weapons knowledge. He also served as a Certified Police Instructor and provided training and certification to numerous police officers throughout Ohio. Trooper Crisp is widely known as an innovative problem-solver with a genuine desire to assist others. His positive nature is infectious and is a model for all with whom he crosses paths.

In his career, Trooper Crisp earned the Patrol’s Health and Physical Fitness and Safe Driving awards and received numerous letters of commendation for his service. He is a military veteran and served 24 years in the United States Air Force.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 17 years, Chelsea, mother, Pat Crisp (Portsmouth, Ohio); daughter, Alex (Dayton, Ohio); son, Tyler (Columbus, Ohio); brother, Ken (Portsmouth, Ohio); other relatives and friends; and dedicated personnel from the state of Ohio.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

Gregory Martin Crisp

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Jim Boyle

November 28, 2012

Pat,Ken and family...I am so deeply sorry about the passing away of Greg. My heart goes out to you guys that I love in the Lord. I praise the Lord that he is with our Lord and Don and my mom and dad. What memories we all have of these fine dedicated Christians. Pat, I pray for you and Ken and family and Greg's wife and children that God will fill the void with the awesome presence of Jesus. I will be praying DAILY that God will give healing and comfort like never before. In the most difficult times of missing Greg, please do not remember that we have a God in our lives that loves us and wants to give us our best. Renae and I will be praying and God bless..In Christian love...Jim,Renae and family.

Terry & Alice Long

November 27, 2012

To the Crisp Family,
Sorry to learn of Greg's passing. He seem like a very nice man and he will be missed, as he takes on another journey. May God bless you all.

November 26, 2012

Chelsea, Alex and Tyler,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May GOD continue to strengten and comfort you.

Robert, Cynthia, Keith and Maisha

TSgt Donna Bonner

November 26, 2012

My prayers go out to you and your family. I served with Greg in the U.S. Air Force Resaves for many years, and I consider him and Chelsea very good friends. He touch my heart in so many ways that I can count them all. I always consider him a good friend. He will forever live in our Memories. May The Lord Keep You In His Ever Loving Arms.

When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and its as just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.
-Constance Parker Graham

Luci

November 26, 2012

Greg was a great guy and fun to be around. He will be miss

Angel Gonzalez

November 25, 2012

My prayers go out to you and family. I not only served with Greg in the U.S. Air Force, but he was my supervisor, mentor, wingman and friend. He could always get a smile out you. His memory will continue to live in all that new him.

Peg and Dave Dawson

November 25, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Milton Curry (NEIGHBOR)

November 25, 2012

When Greg and his family moved in next door, I knew I had a new friend and teacher. We engaged in dialogue almost on a daily bases since his arrival. We shared memorable knowledge, experience and ideas together. We understood each other like brothers. He was a true perfectionist in every way. Attention to detail was paramount and he would have it no other way. We were emotionally attached. His pain was my pain, his thoughts were my thoughts. We taught each other about the virtues of life. How can you say goodbye to someone that you will always remember.

To Chelsea, Alex and Tyler, my inner feelings will always be with you. This is a time to reflect and embrace the memories of a loved one. Strength will prevail.

To Greg's mother (Mrs. Crisp) and brother Ken, you have lost another star which will still shine bright in the heavens. Just look up and you will see the twinkling in the sky.

To All of Greg's friends, a new journey begins! Keep your thoughts and prayers for his family.

Greg, God has had mercy on your soul, because you are in no more pain. Brother, we will meet again!!

April Graber (Bostwick Family)

November 25, 2012

Prayers and a warm hug to everyone

November 25, 2012

Chelsea,
I was deeply sadden by the news about death of your husband. I can imagine how much you and your family will miss Greg, but you can take comfort and strength from the wonderful years and beautiful family you had together.
May God bless you and your family during this time.

Maj. Gerald D. Shields, US ARMY(Ret)