Recipient - Award of Valor
May 8, 2008
Detective Cromer is a nine-year veteran of the York City Police Department. Cromer is currently assigned to the patrol division. Cromer was previously assigned to the detective division. Cromer has been a volunteer firefighter for nine years.
Detective Cromer was born in Hanover, and is a graduate of the Harrisburg Area Community College and the University of Maryland. Cromer is married with one child.
On January 24, 2007, Detective Cromer was assisting the York County Drug Task Force in a Buy/Bust operation. A suspect fled from the officers, and ran into a backyard, firing directly at a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper that was pursuing him several times.
Detective Cromer engaged in an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. The suspect was incapacitated and perished at the scene.
Detective Cromer's actions saved the life of the Trooper at great personal risk to himself.
Nominated by: Captain David J. Arnold, York City Police Department
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