Ranger Station Renamed in Honor of Fallen Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp

The U.S. Forest Service ranger station in the Pisgah National Forest within the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo, North Carolina was renamed the Jason Crisp Forest Service Building during a ceremony on Nov. 10, 2015. U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp and his K-9 partner, Maros, lost their lives while on a manhunt in pursuit of a homicide suspect on March 12, 2014.

His widow, Amanda Crisp, his two sons, Logan and Garett, other members of the Crisp family, more than 80 State, County, Forest Service, Federal law enforcement officers along with Forest Service officials from Asheville and the Region 8 Headquarters in Atlanta, and Congressional members attended the building dedication.

The stone that holds the plaque came from the Grandfather Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest according to Nick Larson, District Ranger, Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Inside the building is a wall honoring Officer Crisp and Maros.

Law enforcement and other Forest employees who knew and worked with Jason Crisp attended the solemn dedication ceremony. “To Officer Crisp’s family, I hope you can understand that the Forest Service employees think about Officer Crisp and you and your family often,” James Melonas, Acting, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in North Carolina said. “Your loss is also our loss.”


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