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Criminal Investigator Daniel S. Tindle

United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 1968

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Reflections for Criminal Investigator Daniel S. Tindle



November 9, 2010

I just did roll call for SSgt Tindle at our annual Law Enforcement Wreath Ceremony in D.C. You will never be forgotten brother. Thank you for your service.

GySgt Hutchison (Criminal Investigator)
U.S. Marine Corps CID

May 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. My son was your brother in green as well and I must say Semper Fi.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 29, 2009

For Criminal Investigator Daniel S. Tindle:

It matters not what uniform of the United States Uniformed Services you wear so long as you wear it proudly. No doubt there are many in every uniform who fought valiantly and gave up their life for what they believed-in.

To have the added responsibility of conducting criminal investigations besides that of a Marine, or any other dedicated sailor, soldier or airman, brings added risk. Such was the case of CI Dan Tindle. A Marine. An investigator. An American.

It matters not what uniform he wore, he was the subject of someone's revenge. One who would not only escape imprisonment, but later die in the throes of the drugs that ruled his life. If he had any honor at all it was with, at least, one person in his family who would step forward to reveal his admission of killing CI Dan Tindle at a later time. It surely had to have been hell to bottle-up this secret for so long. Perhaps, they were afraid - they had information from a murderer.

Years in law-enforcement bring to me the realization that while some equally heinous crimes might never be revealed, at least in this case the family of CI Dan Tindle might find some closure. They might find some peace. They don't remain locked in the prison of anguish and wonderment. As other families of some victims surely are. God's mercy on them where ever they so be.

If this entire incident has any lesson at all, it is that investigators everywhere might know that information about every crime exists - somewhere. It remains only to be discovered. No book of instruction, no special seminar and no amount of training will uncover the truth by itself. It takes an investigator with a desire to find it. When we stop trying we are in the process of adding to the file-drawer another unsolved case. Thankfully, for CI Dan Tindle this file is no longer in that drawer.

To CI Dan Tindle I render a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 22, 2009

Rest easy Marine. Semper Fi


August 24, 2008

U.S. Marine on Point! The gates of Heaven are well protected.

We will join you soon my friend.

Semper Fidelis,
Gregory Romeu
USMC 75-79/Minuteman/Father's Advocate & PI

Cpl Gregory Romeu
United States Marine Corps

August 6, 2008

RIP Marine!

GySgt Matt Lyons, USMC Retired

June 16, 2008


You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slot chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

The truth at last! Case closed. May you rest in peace and may God bless your family. Please watch out for us from the streets of Heaven Marine. Semper Fi!

SSG Hopkins

March 18, 2008

Fond remembrances of our work together. A big relief to close the case at last. Rest in peace brother.

Semper Fidelis

J.B. Parsons
Fellow CID Agent

March 14, 2008

CASE CLOSED, but you will not be forgotten. Thanks for being a Marine and a Marine Criminal Investigator.

(Ret) MGySgt Craig L. Cole
Criminal Investigation Division, MCAS Cherry Point, NC

March 11, 2008

Finally some light shines on your tragic story! RIP Brother!

CID AGENT Matt Lyons, Retired
United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division

March 10, 2008

Agent Tindle, glad to know your case is finally closed, your friends and family have closure and you can Rest in Peace brother.

A. D. Cruz Jr.


March 4, 2008

Not forgotten, still honored, rest in peace Marine.

Semper Fi

MSgt Ed Pollock USMCR (Ret)
Marine Corps CID/DHS ICE

February 27, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

Thank you for all that you did while you were here. We can rest assured that heaven is being protected with you and so many others like you being there. Rest in peace and Semper Fi!!


October 11, 2007

Semper Fi

Provost Marshall's Office, MCB Quantico VA

September 5, 2007

It has been thirty-nine years since the end of your watch and you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country and your fellowman. May you continue to rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

August 29, 2007

The Name never fades nor does His Duty, Honor, Country Service. R.I.P. Semper -FI.
Ed, Kendalia, TX 2007

SSgt Ed Nicholls/CWO USA Ret.

July 25, 2007

Thank you and your family for your service to our wonderful country. You are gone, but not forgotten.

SA Brad Crews

November 9, 2006

You are not forgotten as we remember the 38th year after your murder! Your service and hard work will act as a light those of us who remain after you, to continue your work!Lest we forget!

CID Agent Matt Lyons, Retired

October 2, 2006

Semper Fi!

Det M. Pearre
Daviess Co. (KY) S.O.

September 22, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir. Semper Fi.

Sgt Al Whitney (GySgt USMC Ret)
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

July 7, 2006

We have not forgotten! Your mission to stop crime continues and we have you to thank for blazing the trail for those have come behind you! Semper Fi and Semper Aequus!

Matt Lyons

June 28, 2006

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