Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Tina Gail DeLong-Griswold

Lakewood Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Tina Gail DeLong-Griswold

Rest in Peace Officer. Thinking of you and your brothers at the Lakewood Police Department on this day.

Future Law Enforcement Officer

November 29, 2011

Remembering you and your brother officers and all of your loved ones on this day. You are all heroes and will never be forgotten.

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

November 29, 2011

remembering you all today.

Deputy Chief Layman
Cosmopolis Police Department, WA

November 29, 2011

You all were great police officers. It's very sad that a man can just take a like without provocation. You will never be forgotten thanks to sites like this and thanks to the Pierce County Sheriffs Department. We will not allow you to be forgotten.

MA3 David Boston
United States Navy

November 23, 2011

You are missed. You will never be forgotten.
May you continue to rest in eternal peace......

Anon

November 8, 2011

It seems like a lifetime ago, and yet it seems like it was yesterday. Knowing what you know now, I do not believe that you would change your choice to work that day, and would gladly give up your life again for that of another. Save a spot for me, sis. We shall meet again. Until that day comes, know that you are missed greatly. Gone but never forgotten.

Anonymous
Lakewood PD

January 12, 2011

Never forgotten. Your years of service are much appreciated, I have the hardest time thinking of your children and thought I dont know you would have traded shoes with shoe in a second on that day, but the Lord has his reasons and needed you. God Bless you and your family, "They are true heroes not because of how they died, but how they lived." Godspeed

Just a Cop
Georgia

December 8, 2010

Remembering you and yours today, a year later, while attending the funeral of another fallen brother...

Detective Mareshah Hale
Colorado Springs Police Department

November 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2010

All of you will never be forgotten. We are carrying on your fight every day. May you rest in Gods loving arms and may His peace be with your families.

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt Co (NC) Sheriffs Office

November 29, 2010

Tommorrow it has ben a year since the monster murdered you, and I think of you often, and pray for your husband and children, that someday, in some way, they may find peace. You were a very remarkable woman, one that other women can look up to, especially us women in law enforcement. When your husband was interviewed on television last night, my heart broke for him and the pain he is feeling. May God bless your soul!!

Anonymous

November 28, 2010

Tina,

I knew you for about a year or two before you were taken from us and in that time I had gotten to know you pretty well. I learned that even you being so small you were so full of fight, nothing anyone said or did could put u down. Everyday I saw you I would think to myself theirs Tina always so happy and full of life. I responded to the scene that fateful day and I didn’t learn until later that night that it was u that had fallen and when I herd your name I dropped to my knees and cried. I never thought that anything could take you away I still showed up the next morning and did my job to the best of my abilities knowing that anything I could do could have brought your killer closer to justice. So even if you’re not amongst us on this earth I know god must feel safer knowing he has an officer like you walking the beat of Heavens Street.

Missing You So Much,
Jonathan Allen Normandin

Jonathan Normandin
PCSD Search & Rescue

October 2, 2010

The Barwick Newton National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund is sorry to hear about the loss of Tina Griswold. We are proud that the Barwick Newton Fund is sending the sister of Tina Griswold to Washington D.C. to honor her sister.
Mitch & Janice
Barwick
Parents of Mike Barwick
E.O.W. 8-29-2002

Barwick Newton Fund
Barwick Newton National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund

April 13, 2010

Just weeks befor this horrific event that took place in our beloved community of Lakewood, I would talk to Tina about the Theft of my daughters Yellow Jeep Mt. bike......With pride she would agree to keep a watch. only to hear how in just a few moments in time someone with such hate could destroy the lives of these beloved officers and the pain there families will face on this long road ahead......I just pray as a community united we can keep the streets safe and put down the guns that take the lives of loved ones everyday all over the world, for the sake of our childrens future:) and that Tina
Ron, Mark, Greg as well as many other officers did not go in vein.....all our love.....Irwin / Mitchell family

Anonymous

April 2, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Tina Griswold,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. During the holidays remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Tina Griswold is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

March 28, 2010

My condolences to the family of this woman.

Anonymous

March 27, 2010

God bless you Officer Tina Griswold, even though i am now reired after 36 years on the job, i still grieve everytime i hear of another LEO paying the ultimte scrifice. I can remember when femle oficers were not easily accepted into the profession(1967). I learned as does everyone, that you are everybit as competent, (sometimes even more so) as male officers. My wife, a veteran of 28 years in law enforcement proved it more than once. You and your brother officers will always be remembered, God has reserved special place for you and all the other Law Enforcement heroes that have served so well.

Commander Ken Gregory(ret)
Orange County Sheriff'S Office Florida

March 16, 2010

It's been 70 days and it feels like only yesterday and it also feels like a lifetime. You and your family are in my prayers and will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 7, 2010

Officer Griswold is the personification of Lady Warrior, and I wanted to extend the dedication of this piece to her. Thank you Tina for your sacrifice.


LADY WARRIOR
In memory of Deputy Anne Jackson, Skagit County Sheriff’s Department
And
US Forest Service Officer Kristine Fairbanks
Both killed in the line of duty in Washington State, September 2008

Somebody somewhere called you
“daughter”, or “sister”
Perhaps somebody somewhere called you
“mom”
I suppose somebody somewhere called you
“lover”
And the loss they feel, no doubt’s at least as strong

But Lady Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Sister Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

You fought beside me
In the mountains and the valleys
You stood beside me
In the heat of the fire
You walked beside me
Down those darkest streets and alleys
Full of courage, and strength, and warrior fire

And Lady Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Sister Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

Another warrior
Has fallen in the battle
A brave soldier
Has paid the final price
Another hero
Gave her life as a reminder
That freedom only comes
Through sacrifice

Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Trust that your warrior fire
Burns on
Inside of me


©Tom Doran, 2008

tom Doran
fellow cop, neighboring agency

January 10, 2010

OFFICER Griswold,
Maam, I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lakewood. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 7, 2010

Officer Griswold, You have the unique distinction of being the only female law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year. I will be proud to honor you by riding in the Police Unity Tour. I wish you would be cycling next to me instead of watcing from above. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE/PUT

January 1, 2010

Rest in Peace and thankyou for your service.

Police Officer R.ROJAS
United States Virgin Islands Police Dept

December 31, 2009

My prayers go out to the family of Officer Griswold. May you rest in peace. I know what its like to lose a family member to senseless violence and although these words won't even begin to repair the hurt you feel, I wanted to share my condolences. God Bless!

TSgt Townsend
USAF

December 29, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved on that tragic day.My heart breaks to think what all of you went thru. Its such a sad thing what happened and I know you are missed and appreciated for all that you have done. May you rest in peace and Im sorry again for what happened & hundreds of people are thingking of you and your family

Wife of deputy
Forsyth co so .ga

December 29, 2009

Officer Tina Griswold, Ma'am, it has touched my heart more than anything in the way you were suddenly taken away from your family, your comrades of Lakewood Police Department, and all the many friends that loved you and will miss you sorely upon this earth. I know you're in a place where pain and sorrow shall never confront you as it did on this earth we live. I need you to know that your unselfishness, your dedication, and the many risks that you took while serving as an LEO will never go forgotten as long as time shall come and go. God comfort your husband, and children as they face their first Christmas without you. I wish to salute you with the following poem written just in honor of you and the brothers that left with you to the heavens above.

Sincerely and Respectfully,
Michael Rayford Powell


The New Centurions
Isaiah 57
1 Good people pass away;
the godly often die before their time.
But no one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand
that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
2 For those who follow godly paths
will rest in peace when they die.
Four brave warriors worked hard to protect society
Each were committed with similarities yet part of a variety
Countless times they laid their very lives on the line
Taking many risks to secure innocent lives, yours and mine

They were “The New Centurions” that loved the job they did
Patrolling the streets, and answering calls was their bid
They were public servants serving those they swore to protect
The many they served and made friends held them to elect

How do we bid farewell to the fantastic four that gave their all
They worked so hard and had families they loved and walked tall
Gods chosen servants willed to preserve and protect everyone
Losing them so sudden leaves hearts heavier than that of a ton

Although they’re gone to heaven to serve God as sky angels bright
As earthly beings it’s harder for us to give them up without a fight
We’ll always miss you our friends and your smiles a ray of light
Thanks for your endless service given unselfishly Day and Night!

© Copyrighted December 8, 2009 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: Sgt. Mark Renninger, Officer Ronald Owens, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Greg Richards, Their Families, and the Lakewood Police Department

State Police Instructor, Michael Powell
State of Arkansas

December 22, 2009

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