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

Every day when my shift was coming to a close, I would see a tall, lanky redhead enter the station. Officer Dedman would pass me and quietly acknowledge me as "maam". She was always at the station thirty minutes before her shift. And she would always have a slight smile on her face. This department lost a part of our future. Officer Christy Dedman will be missed.

Sgt. Karen Kinnard
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 30, 2004

From the moment I met Christy, I felt like I had known her for years. I spent a couple hours with her the day before we lost her. I will always remember her playing with a pit bull puppy and talking about her Dalmation. Christy was a good friend. She was my buddy. I'll miss her.

Detective Troy Smith
Metro Nashville PD

July 29, 2004

I worked with Christy on the B detail. She was truely one of the best we had. She was for sure a hard charger who loved her job. I would rest easy knowing that she would go on a call with me or back me up on something. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Until we talk again, see ya later sister....

Kurt J. Knapp-Hermitage B
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 29, 2004

To the family of Officer Dedman and fellow officers.
Please know that that their are others that know your pain and hold you close in our hearts.

Richie Grant
Surviving spouse of Dave Grant, Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's Dept. EOW 5/31/

July 28, 2004

Our sincere condolences to the family and all of our neighbor Brothers and Sisters of the M.N.P.D. Rest well my Sister and God Bless you for your efforts.

Det. J.D. Coarsey
Hendersonville Police Department

July 28, 2004

We are truly saddened at Christy's loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

July 27, 2004

Christy was assigned to the Hermitage B Detail where I am the Lt. She was the 2nd officer we tragicly lost within a week off the detail. The other Officer Scott Baswell who died in a scuba accident on vacation. The other 38 officers and 7 Sgts. on the detail will always have a special place in their hearts for both officers. We dedicate our detail the rest of 2004 to their memory.

Lt. D. Williamson
Metro Nashville P.D.

July 26, 2004

I am saddened by our loss. May your family and friends find peace in these heart felt reflection from your extended family. Go rest high on the mountain, god bless you sister!

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

July 26, 2004

I pray that our Heavenly Father
may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours,
to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
-- Abraham Lincoln, November 1864

May Christy rest in peace knowing that her brothers and sisters carry on and we have the watch. Until the last day when we will all be raised up for the final roll call.

Lt. Stephen Jackson
Baton Rouge Police Dept.

July 26, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer Christy Dedman. She has fought the good fight and has now gone to her reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

July 26, 2004

Go rest in peace and we will finish the job down here.

Police Officer Shane Schapiro
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

July 25, 2004

To the family, friends, and co-workers of P.O. Dedman, My prayers are with you at this sad time, and you will have lots of sad times to come. I know that Officer Christy loved her job and what she was doing, as my son did. I bet neither one would have choosen another occupation if given a choice.
We will never forget you Officer Dedman and the sacricfice that you and so many officers have given before and those to follow. To your family, we are praying for you to make it through each difficult day. Thank you for protecting us while you were here on earth and now for watching over us from above..

Connie Barker
Mother of P.O. Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

July 25, 2004

Officer Dedman, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are in my prayers, rest easy.

Dep. Paul Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, La.

July 25, 2004

Dear Christy-Thank-you for dedicating your life to making a difference. You are a hero. We heard that you wanted to participate in the Police Unity Tour this past year, but other obligations would not permit. Watch down on us and keep us safe as "We Ride For Those That Died". You are in are memories...

Sgt. John Leonard
Coconut Creek, FL PD

July 25, 2004

Being assigned to the same shift as Christy, I saw her daily at roll call. Her smiling face, her positive outlook, her energetic work ethic, and her friendly spirit made her a valued member of the team. She was one of the few people who entered law enforcement with the true desire to help people and serve her community. She was also one of those rare individuals that no matter how much time you spent around her, it was never quite enough. She was loved by her co-workers and will be deeply missed. As tragic as her death is and as much she is already missed, for her to be taken home while in the service of her community is almost appropriate. The rest of us can only hope that we are taken home doing the one thing we absolutely love doing. Thank you, Christy. We've got your back.

Officer Eric Meihls
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 25, 2004

I would like to extend my condolences to Officer Dedman's family and friends, and to the men and women of the Metro Nashville Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Officer Dedman, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2004

Some times when we hear our call, we are not ready to answer;But when the time arrives we know that He has sent for us.
So many things we may leave unnatended, yet through eternity our memory is carried on through our loved ones blessings.
We may never know the plan our Father has, but once we get to those gates we know we are at home at last.
People seem not to understand when life is cut short nor why it hurts so bad when your presence has moved beyond our touch. Yes life has a way of tearing you down.We cannot know why things happens the way it does. Know that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of grief. And we can know that there is a place inside the heart where love lives always and forever.
Officer Dedman, you will never be forgotten, May you rest in eternal peace.

Teresa Goss
ShaDco, Jacksonville, Fl

July 25, 2004

I was saddened to hear of what happened to our sister. I was out of town when I got the news of your passing Christy and wanted to be there so badly. I wish I had gotten to know you better. I remember seeing you on calls I responded to and talking to you before you departed on patrols with Jason. You seemed to me to be a wonderful person. I know you will be watching over us all from you new patrol zone above. We will all miss you very much Christy.

Officer Geoff Odom
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 24, 2004

We mourn the sensless loss of a sister. She was loved as much as she loved the MNPD. Christy will be missed but NEVER forgotten. May she rest in peace. I know I will never forget her. Thanks for given us your time and dedication sister.

Police Officer/Chris Upchurch
Metro Nashville Police Department

July 24, 2004

Rest in peace my sister.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

July 24, 2004

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer Christy Dedman and the Metro Nashville Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Christy... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman and Pooky -Site Owners
beyond-the-blue

July 24, 2004

Its a shame, these things happen.Rest in peace sister, see/ya on the flip/flop.

SGT RON BUCHHOLZ
SANDPVAL COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE RIO RANCHO NM.

July 24, 2004

It pains me to see such a new officer succumb to such devastation in such a young career. After 22 years, as a female on the job, it doesn't seem fair that a family so new to law enforcement has to deal with such tragedy. God Bless the Dedman family! May Christy be the wind beneath all of our wings.

Sgt. Klee
Coral Springs PD

July 24, 2004

Christy and my friend Cody graduated together in the same class at the academy. From myself, and all the officers of our department, rest in peace.

Officer H. Vandagriff, #712
Alexandria Police Department

July 23, 2004

The Police Officer's at the Daytona Beach Police Department offer our sincerest condolences to the Family, Friends and Officer’s of Metro Nashville P.D.

At least 10 other Officer’s and I, from Daytona Beach will be honoring you again Officer Christy Dedman in Washington D.C. as your name is etched into the WALL, we will remember you forever.

Officer Frank Geremia
Daytona Beach Police Dept.

July 23, 2004

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