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DEA Survivors Benefit Fund

Agent John W. Crozier died from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was en route to Jacksonville, Florida, after attending Federal Court in Savannah, Georgia, when his Official Government Vehicle collided with an unlit tractor trailer that was obstructing the Atlantic Coastal Highway outside of Savannah, Georgia. A load of cord wood on the trailer crashed through the top of the car, fracturing his skull. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death. Agent Crozier was a registered pharmacist in Georgia and Florida whose formal education included a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Prior to becoming a Federal Agent with the Treasury Department, he was employed with the Lane Drug Company in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1918 to 1919, Inspector Crozier served in the U.S. Medical Corps. From 1925 to 1926, Agent Crozier worked in the General Delivery Office of the Post Office Department in Poluietto, Florida. Agent Crozier was sworn in as a Narcotics Inspector on April 8, 1929, beginning his career in Jacksonville, Florida. Agent Crozier was also a member of the Masons and the American Legion. Agent Crozier was a native of Fort Gaines, Georgia and was residing in Atlanta at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, Annie Willie; a brother, R.T. Crozier, Jr.; and his father, Dr. R.T. Crozier, a prominent physician in Fort Gaines.

The Survivors Benefit Fund is not part of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) but, instead, is a private 501(c)(3) organization that supports the families of DEA agents, employees, and task force officers who gave their lives in the line-of-duty. Neither the DOJ nor DEA approves, endorses, or authorizes the Survivors Benefit Fund, its materials, or its fundraising efforts.