Police: Off-duty officer died at hospital after being pulled from pool

Posted at 6:30 AM, Apr 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-10 17:11:51-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia State Police are investigating the death of  46-year-old Prince George County police officer.

The officer was off duty at the time of her death, according to a news release from state police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar.

Molnar said state troopers were called to Shelly S. Crowder’s home in the 17000 block of Lebanon Road in Prince George County Monday around 9:30 p.m. at the request of Prince George County Police Chief Edward Frankenstein.

This started with a 911 call from the officer’s husband from the couple’s home.

When first responders arrived, Crowder had been pulled out of a six feet deep in-ground pool on the property.

Officers said her husband was performing CPR on the woman.

Emergency crews continued CPR, but  later died at John Randolph Hospital.

Virginia State Police said their investigation into Crowder’s death is on-going and that the Medical Examiners Office will determine her cause of death.

Prince George County Police Chief Ed Frankenstein released a statement about Crowder’s death Tuesday afternoon.

Frankenstein said Shelly is survived by her husband James F. Crowder, who is also a Prince George officer. [READ MORE: Prince George Police Chief releases statement after officer’s death]

“Her spirit and enthusiasm for serving the citizens of Prince George was well admired by all who knew her and her presence will be sorely missed,” wrote Frankenstein.

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