Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christy Jo Dedman

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, July 19, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Christy Jo Dedman

I knew Christy while she was working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) in the training division. At the time, I was assigned to the Intelligence Division as a Lieutenant, investigating Gangs and Organized Crime. Christy asked me to teach a class of new agents about gangs. Christy was very, very proud of the TBI and asked me about Metro Nashville PD. I was the same with Metro PD. We had quite a few discussions with her final decision to join Metro. I next saw her in the rookie class, nearing graduation, as the Precinct Commanders advised them on what to expect after graduation. She died doing what she loved, helping others. A very sad loss for Nashville and a larger loss to those who never met her. RIP Christy

Precinct Commander (Retired) John A. Gar
Metro Nashville Police Department (Tennessee)

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Dedman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never Forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 19, 2019

RIP, Officer Christy Jo Dedman will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

July 10, 2019

Think of you often my friend.....

Russ Ward

April 10, 2019

All your friends and classmates miss you .

Sharon P.

July 20, 2018

Remembering Officer Christy Jo Dedman, her family, friends, and LEO family - prayers for all.

Melissa Baker Bohn (mother of
Sgt. Daniel Baker, EOW 05/30/2018 - Dickson Co. Tn)

July 20, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years! I miss you every single day!

Best friends with Christy for 16 years
Best friend

July 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 19, 2018

I will never forget. I think about you and your family often. May you forever be at peace.

Sergeant Jason Beddoe (Retired)
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 29, 2016

Gone but NEVER Forgotten!! R.I.P. Christy!!!

Sgt. Misty Hobbs
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 20, 2014

Ten years ago you gave the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Nashville. We thank & honor you on this day. Your Memorial Page has been posted on several Metro/Nashville Police Dept.'s Social Media sites in remembrance of your service. You Are Not Forgotten.

Retired Sgt. Vernon Teague
Metro/Nashville P.D.

July 19, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 10, 2014

RIP, Ma'am. You are not forgotten!

Fmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff's Dept., Indiana

January 5, 2014

So.... this time of year NEVER easier.. like I think it will be... the cliche saying "time heals all wounds" ... I don't think so. I miss you so much! I miss our lunches at "Vittles" .... lol... and I miss you kicking my ass while working out. It has taken this long for me to even write here for the first time. You were an amazing women, person and friend....and you were my best friend. The day before I lost you, I was on the way to the gym... you called ... I was almost at the gym, so I let it go to voicemail. WHY DID i DO THAT!?!?! I hate myself for not answering that call!!! You left a message and told me that you wanted me to come and see your new apartment. So I saved the voicemail and thought that I would call you the next day....but there was NO next day... it was were are gone...and I still miss you to this day!...You cross my mind often.... I pray I see you on the other side...if I am lucky enough to end up where I KNOW you are. It is funny because when someone dies, you always hear people say "they were such a good person"...but the thing is.. you REALLY were the real deal...and there just aren't many people like you out there. I have learned from you and I hope I am a better person for it. I am so sorry I did not answer the phone that day. I am so sorry I did not tell you how much I loved you when I had the chance, but I do...and I still do. Thank you for being my friend... I know I am a better person for it. So much has happened since you left. I got engaged, broke it off...then I got married, promoted...divorced... retired on a medical pension...married again...and had a baby...with much more in between all of that. I think of the kids you would have had...and how our kids would have played together...I hope you somehow see this...and know how much you were and are loved!!! Just be ready for the big crazy long hugs you are going to get when I get up there!! I love you Christy!!..Melissa

Sgt. Melissa Pinkelton
MNPD ~ Best Friend

July 29, 2013


I recently re-bid to Hermitage B detail and your memorial box is still in the roll call room before you walk into the taser cabinet. I look at it everyday before we start the shift and all the time when I am on I-40 I am thinking of you. It was such a tragic loss to our department. I did not work for the department when you made the ultimate sacrafice, but I hear great things about you all the time. I was just thinking about you tonight so I figured I would write a little something. Rest in Peace Sister you will never be forgotten!

PO II Hermitage B Detail

March 25, 2013

I love you Christy, your an inspiration to me to be all i can be, and its because of you i have chosen to become a police officer here in jacksonville. Even though i dont remember you much you still have a very special place in my heart.

Jacob Thompson

February 27, 2012

I will think of you from this day forward when pull a car over. I hate we lost you at such a young age but you can help watch over us as we are doing what you loved so much doing I am sure. Thanks for your service Officer Dedman, God Bless You!!!! Officer Stanfill

Officer Richard Stanfill 407
State of Tennessee

September 21, 2011

It's been seven years today but I still miss u every day. RIP Christy can't wait too see u again someday

Felica Dedman

July 20, 2011

Wanted you to know that others were thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Lt. Preston Donaldson
Tennessee Highway Patrol

May 30, 2011

Every time I get on the interstate to work in L.E., I think of you. I did not know you, but I always think of you. Thank you for being the angel that watches over us!


April 26, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your friends on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends and they journey through life. You will never be forgotten.

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

July 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 19, 2010

Christy, It's coming up on 6 years since you left us and today I talked about you with other agents who didn't have the privilege to know you as I did, when you worked for us. You spent many days and evenings helping me at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in the training of new Detectives and Officers. To this day, whenever I'm there, your spirit is always with me. You and I talked a lot over the years...about family, friends, your dreams of becoming a Police Officer, and we shared so much laughter in between. Your smile and positive attitude was so contagious. There is no doubt you would have been a future leader in the department. I saw that in you. As time passes we hurt a little less....but always know, my thoughts and the thoughts of your law enforcement family will always be about you.... Christy, you will never be forgotten.

Special Agent Mike Breedlove
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

June 11, 2010

Dear Christy as we celebrate your 5th anniversary of your passing, I just wanted to let you know you are still on the mind of all of your co workers and people in the community. May you rest in peace...


July 19, 2009

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