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Police Officer Cristy Sue Tindall

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Cristy Sue Tindall

Cristy, we miss you more than you would have ever imagined.

February 11, 2005

My deepest sympathy to all the Tindall family members, I know the grief you are suffering and broken heart you have. Cristy is a member of a family called the Blue Family and they will always remember her, she is a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Robert Gordon, father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Asst. Chief (Retired) Robert Gordon
Riverside PD, IL

February 4, 2005

Growing up in Peoria, I have come to know or meet many of the officers of the Peoria Police Department. While doing my college internship With PPD, I had the opportunity to meet Officer Tindall. I was riding with Amanda and we stopped in a parking lot to write a report and Officer Tindall pulled up and conversed with us until she was called away. During that brief time she was very kind towards me and even had a great joke. Minutes later, Officer Tindall called over the radio that she was chasing a suspect. By the time other officers acknowledged the call for backup, Officer Tindall called that she had one in custody and requested the wagon.

This one memory of Officer Tindall is what I recalled upon learning of her passing. She was tough street cop with a good heart. I was very saddened to hear of her passing and I mourn her along with all the many people she touched.

To her family, frineds, and those closest to her, I wish upon you my deepest heartfelt condolences and my prayers.

I am certain that when face to face with the Lord and with her story in the Book of Life, the Heavenly Father did not even hesitate and spoke to Christy, "Well Done Good & Faithful Servant. Enjoy the the love and the Kingdom of Heaven."

10-4, Officer Tindall, 10-42

Officer Dustin Barnett
Global Security Services

January 31, 2005

We are deeply saddened at Cristy's loss.
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.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

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

January 17, 2005

Lilly White

I know how hard it is
to lose the one you love
But look up in the sky
the cloud up near the dove
And you will see her face
just smiling proud at you
And you will know she cares
that you miss her so, too
And she will always be
in your heart and in your head
For she's a Lily White
And you're a Rose so Red
For she'd have liked the things
You do and keep on doing
And she'll be there just when
Your troubles are ensuing
And solve those troubles then
For you, Though a surprise
She sees through things you can't
With soft caressing eyes.

So miss her not TOO much
But CRY your tears 'til dry
For she is in your heart
She's right up there on high!

I had only met Cristy during family gatherings in the past few years , but you know a good person when you meet them. I am grateful for the opportunity to have spent time with her. She will defiantely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

January 14, 2005

Cristy, you were the greatest cousin ever, and i remember all of the great things you did. You have played a major part in my life, i look up to you, you are my role model. You knew how to enjoy life, and be a great friend. If everyone could be half the person you were the world would be a much better place. love ya! see you again soon!

January 13, 2005

On behalf of the Officers of the Delavan Police Department we honor the memory of OFFICER CRISTY S. TINDALL.

God's blessing to all her family, friends, and fellow officers of the Peoria Police Department. Her service to central Illinois has not gone without notice, and will be long remembered.

Chief Bob Quarello
Delavan Illinois Police Department

January 13, 2005

Rest In Peace Blue Angel...May we never forget your sacrifice...May God Grant your Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, the Courage to change the things they Can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

January 12, 2005

Christy, Thank you for everything you did for this beautiful city. The many Citizens wish to that you for that. I for one want to say thank you. Rest Now.


January 12, 2005

We extend our heartfelt sorrow to Officer Tindall's family and friends.May she rest in peace.

Cicero PD Cicero,Illinois 3rd Watch

January 11, 2005

Cristy, thanks for your service to our community. You lead your life truthfully and we have a lot of respect and admiration for you. You'll always be a hero. We'll continue praying for your loved ones.

Peoria Citizens
Kathy & Cherie

January 11, 2005

Aunts are like the early morn:
Under clouds, a touch of rose.
Nor fresh breeze nor dewpoint knows
The secrets of a bright new dawn
So well as aunts, to brightness born.
You will be missed so much.
I will always remember your smile and
always love you..
elaine vorgias your neice
You will never be gone because you
will always be in my heart....

elaine vorgias ( neice )
she was my loved aunt

January 11, 2005

I miss you so much, words can't describe. Yes, you were a good cop, great, in fact. But, that's not how I will remember you. I will remember you as a dear, sweet friend and a wonderful person. You never judged me, even though I have many short comings. You were just there to listen. Knowing you made me a better person, friend and, most of all, husband. We many not have been as close in the last couple of years as we had been in the past, but I knew that when I needed a shoulder to lean on, I just had to call and you'd be there. I know, because I did many times. My most fond memory of you is when we were on a call together in 10 district years ago. We had to go up to the second floor for some reason. As always, you led the way. As you went up the steps, a little boy (around 4 years old) slipped in behind you. When he did, he put his hands on your rear end and pushed, trying to make you go faster. I saw him as he did it, but it didn't register. You looked back at me, and I stammered and stuttered that I didn't do it, turning beet-red. You knew I didn't but you played it up, enjoying my discomfort. From that moment on, making me turn red was sport for you and you did it well. I'll miss that most of all.

January 11, 2005

I guess the lord just needed another Angel.

Bill English

January 11, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones during this difficult times. God must only take the best of the best. Thank you for all of your service to the community. You will never be forgotten.

Friend of Officer Jonathan Walsh JPD E.O

January 10, 2005

Hey Trouble Maker!

Cristy, I always knew this would happen to our Department again but what I didn't realize was that it would be someone that I truly cared about.

I hope you knew how much you were loved. I hope you knew how many Friends you had. I hope you knew that losing you would forever leave a hole in our hearts. I hope you knew that you made a difference, not only in our community but for the female officers who work for the PPD now and those who sign up to do this crazy job in the future. I don't know if you realized this or not, but YOU did help "pave the way" by your professionalism and the positive attitude you always showed.

Cristy, I wish I were half the cop you were.

I think Lt. Snow summed it up the best the morning after the accident when she talked with the 4th shift officers - you know what she said? She said, "Cristy was a gentle soul and a damn good cop." I don't think anyone could have said it better.

"Trouble," I already miss the foot-chases you were always getting into and me rolling my eyes saying - "There she goes again that Trouble Maker." :-) Then showing up at the call, you sitting in the squad with a prisoner cuffed and stuffed in the cage with that big grin on your face, knowing exactly what I was going to say to you...I would walk up shaking my head trying not to laugh and I would say - "You're SUCH a trouble maker! What are we going to do with you?" It was all in jest because I always knew I would never be as good as you were at your job and it was my way of saying that.

I would give anything to hear, "4F11 I'm chasing so and so North bound on such and such and I'm headed toward such and such." Then a few seconds later you would come back winded saying, "4F11 I have him in custody." I would give anything to hear that again Cristy. I think ALL of us would give anything to hear that again.

There are so many memories I have etched in my mind of you...not only on duty, but off duty. The Cardinal games, the shift parties, our swimming expedition (LOL), the laughs in 4th shift roll call and the way you joked with your "boyfriend" (by the way he is missing you something terrible). Your "boyfriend" and I miss what we didn't get done and should have gotten done - horse back-riding, boating, more shift parties and more Cardinal games.

4F11 will never be the same. Our Department will never be the same. Nothing will be the same without you and I just hope you know how much of an impresssion you made on every life you touched Cristy, both on the street but within the Department.

Rest easy my sister, until we meet again.

January 8, 2005

"Brown Eyes," you will never be forgotten! I will cherish all the wonderful memories and times we shared together. You've always had a special place in my heart and always will. We will all make sure Amanda, Tink and your family is provided for in your absence.
Your legacy will live on in those you had the opportunity to train. The field training program will mess all you had to offer to the new recruits.
I have no doubt you are patrolling the streets of heaven with the same zeal as you did on the streets of Peoria, Illinois. You made the ultimate sacrifice while enjoying what you loved to do. Your passion for the job is an inspiration to us all.
I'll never forget all the fun we had both on and off duty. You know I always said you could be my back-up anyday and I always had your back. Someday we'll join forces again and can once again work side by side. Until then, keep watch over all your brothers and sisters in blue.
I miss you and love you dearly!

Detective Elizabeth A. Blair
Peoria Police Department

January 8, 2005

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt prayers are with Police Officers Tindalls dept. for her loss and her partners recovery. As well as the pain her family /friends are going though especiall during the holiday season. Cristy will NEVER BE FORGOTTON!!!!

Jennifer Tozzo Fire Instructor III/Param

January 8, 2005

May God's love and comfort be with Christy's family and friends and with all the members of the Peoria police Dept. Christy is now protecting the very throne of God. Rest in peace my sister.

Dep. T. Thornton
Dupage Co. Sheriff's department

January 7, 2005

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in southeast Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Christy did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Christy be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Tindall's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Christy is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Christy was well respected and well loved.

Thank you Officer Tindall for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

January 7, 2005

I pray that your family and friends find peace and comfort from the heart felt reflections left by your extended Law Enforcement Family. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and may you “Rest high on the Mountain”.

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

January 7, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer Cristy Sue Tindall and the Peoria Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Cristy... 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

January 7, 2005

Cristy, you were a good friend and I liked you from the beginning. I will always remember the fun times we had and the true, honest, and sincere friendship that you gave. I will always remember your smile, how giving you were, and the conversations that we had. I will keep your family in prayer and I will always check on Tink and Amanda. I will always remember that your demeanor was always pleasant and you were never negative, even when you had the right to be. I will remember all of the times that you had a foot chase and I could hear the pitter-patter of your feet on the ground as you ran. We all miss you. Girl power.....

Officer Tangela Taylor
Peoria Police Department

January 7, 2005

Just want to let you know that I've never forgot about you and all the good times we had together. You were the first girl that I had ever loved. I still have the pictures of us together and the notes we passed to each other in school. I will never forget you CRISTY! R.I.P

Mike Mechling

January 7, 2005

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Tindall for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

January 6, 2005

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