Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Creighton Travis Spencer

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 25, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Creighton Travis Spencer

I know the pain in the hearts of those that love you and your father can be unbearable at times, but they go on to keep your memories alive. You and your father are both heores and heroes never die. Keep watch over you family and those officers still on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon. EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 4, 2006

Creighton - my how time flies. I can't believe that is has been 5 years since you have been gone. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace always. Tamra & Augie

Mr & Mrs Augustine D. Abeita
BIA / FOPIC and friends

March 28, 2006

In loving memory of P. O. Creighton
Spencer: I knew when I saw the
picture of the young Dad with his
baby that this wasn't going to be an
easy read. I'm speechless. Sorry
just doesn't seem to cut it. My heart
goes out to all of you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 2, 2005

Creighton I can not believe that has been already four years since you have left us. You won’t believe who I had talked to today. I talked with Troy Poitra; he is with the Hopi Agency and is living in the Winslow area. This was the first time in about four years…he has not changed very much.

I talk with Mike Schumacher often…and he is still in Owyhee. We talk about you often and we all miss you very much.

I hope that your family is doing well… I am sure that your daughter is growing up to be a fine young lady. My daughter will be two in May. She is growing like a weed.

I remember before we had left for the Academy you had received the acceptance letter to the Nevada Highway Patrol and you had decided to stay with the BIA. Well I am considering a Lateral Transfer to them; it is something that my wife and I are talking about.

Creighton I am going to go for now…but you’re always in my thoughts. I will do my part in keeping the
Streets safe here you watch over me from there.


Deputy Doug Voyles
Navajo County Sheriff's Office

March 25, 2005


Although I never got to meet you, I have heard all about you from training Sergeants at the IPA when I attended class 092
Rest in peace.

Randall Russell
Colville Tribal Police

December 17, 2004

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

I just wanted you to know how special you are. I know you are watching over Doug as well as other fellow Officers and just wanted to say "Thanks". It is your time to rest easy Happy Memorial served well my friend.

Wife of your friend and fellow officer

May 25, 2004


Rest in peace Officer Spencer.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 11, 2004

Well Spencer I can not believe that today marks the 3rd anniversary. A lot has happen since then.

I have since left the Bureau of Indian Affairs shortly after you had left us. I took over as Chief of Police of a community in Missouri. I had missed out west so my wife and I had just moved back to Arizona. I am now with a Sheriff’s Department.

But thinking back to that Sunday you had died. I remember you and me riding together and going to the range and qualifying. I remember you telling me that how your mom was your best friend and how much you loved your wife and baby girl.

I also remember you saying how you could not wait to become the canine officer. Well To catch you up… I have become a canine handler for three years now, to help finish what you had started. That is how I met my wife. She had owned her own canine company and she had become my instructor.

We now have a baby girl named Hayley, she turns 10 months tomorrow. She is the apple of my eye. I wish you could be there for your daughter. I know how much she meant to you as much as you meant to her.

You always gave 110%, but Spencer I wish you would have just gone home and spent your time with your family like I told you to instead of going out ahead for the shots fired call.

You had made everyone proud of you, that is to include your dad. I remember the day that we graduated from the academy and the instructors gave you the picture of you and your dad standing together. You had left it there the first time you had attended there. You left to go to Washington when they added your dads name to the wall. I remember looking at your dad’s name at the Indian Law Enforcement Memorial, now it is your name that I now look at.

I saw such a spark in your eye that day, you knew your dad walked across the stage with you at graduation.

I keep a picture of you me and smith in my living room. That was the time we all went to Carlsbad Caverns. There is not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.

Well Creighton I am going to go for now, but just remember that I am always thinking of you and that you impacted my life in such away that made me a better law enforcement officer. Brother I can not thank you enough for what you had given me.

Please watch over me I need the help from time to time.


Deputy Doug Voyles
Navajo County Sheriff Office

March 25, 2004

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. I'm sure you Dad is also most proud of who you became. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 17, 2003

Officer Creighton will surely be missed. I know how hard it is to lose a friend or relative in the line of duty. my prayers go out to the creighton family. As well as the rest of the Officers who gave their all in the line of duty.

Police Officer Charlie Cummings Jr
Oglala Sioux Tribal Police, Pine Ridge South Dakota

Officer Creighton will surely be missed. I know how hard it is to lose a friend or relative in the line of duty. my prayers go out to the Spencer family. As well as the rest of the Officers who gave their all in the line of duty.

Police Officer Charlie Cummings Jr
Oglala Sioux Tribal Police, Pine Ridge South Dakota

I read your husband reflection and it took my breath away. Seeing the picture of him holding his daughter reminds me of the pictures I have of my husband holding our babies. Then your tribute to him was so much like the one I had left for my own husband on here only 10 months ago.

My husband was also a Police Officer who was killed when his cruiser was struck by a semi truck. Some days are diamonds, Some days are dust. May God Bless you and your daughter Tonya and always keep you close!

Tonya Hetrick
May you always be remembered
Ptrlmn. William Hetrick
End of Watch 7/10/2000
Clay Township Police Dept (Ohio)

Tonya Hetrick
Widow of Ptrlmn. William J. Hetrick

Creighton you will always be rememered as one of our greatest joys in our lives. I am so thankful to have known you for as long as I did, and that we created such a wonderful child together. I thank God for those privileges. Creiyon and I will always celebrate your life and not your death.

We Love You and Always Will.

Creiyon and Tonya Spencer

Tonya(wife) & Creiyon(daughter)

Creighton was one of the warmest persons I have ever had the pleasure to know. He was always cracking jokes about this or that. He is the reason why I'm in Law Enforcement. He will be missed by so many people including myself. Creighton inbodied everything an Officer should be and more. This world is down one hero and fighter of Justice.

Creighton you are missed but you will never be forgotton and will always be in my heart.

Deputy Bryce Nebe
Whitman County Sheriff

He protected many, and helped all, your prayers will be with us forever...and you will be missed...

Sergeant T. Yellowhair
Navajo Police Department

I will pray for your family. I cannot imagine the trauma they have been through. He gave his live to make others' lives better... There cannot be any greater gift. I feel for you. I'm sorry for your loss... it is all of our loss.

Sgt. Robert J McCahill #2039
Mishawaka Police Dept.

Creighton brought a lot of joy to our lives, he was full of life, always on the go, and a very hard dedicated worker.

I think about all the good times we had over the short 27 years we had him. He gave us a wonderful daughter-in-law, and grand daughter. I am so very proud to be his mother. LOVE FOREVER MOM (Kay)

Creighton was the best little brother anyone could have. We had a lot of fun, and I miss him a lot, he called us almost every night. Now he is up in heaven with our Dad watching over us with God. LOVE Jack Jr. your big brother

mother Lancy Kay Spencer

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Spencer I want you to know you are in my prayers. It is very hard to lose someone so sudden, but I can only imagine what it would be like to lose two people you love. When I lost my fiance' I thought life was very unfair but I have come to realize we only learn from life. God only gives us what we can handle. They say God always takes the good ones first and I have to believe that is true. Please know that your loved ones are in a much better place and will always be looking down upon you. Good luck in the future and again you will be in my prayers.

Dana Perot
Fiance' and Survivor of Deputy Joseph C. Rodgers eow 4 - 9 - 97

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