Jim Croce died in a plane crash in September, 1973. Back before I joined the Syracuse Police, I met Croce when I worked as a security cop at Syracuse University during a small concert he gave in 1970. I was the only security there and I spoke to him and his manager just before the performance which was held on campus. It was pretty much a small, almost intimate concert in an auditorium with perhaps 100 to 150 attending. His road manager was very nice. Jim Croce was very talented, shame that they died so young.