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 ma`am, you served well. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

November 30, 2009

The senselessness of this act will shake law enforcement to it's very core. May God bless your family, friends, and fellow Lakewood Police Officers and may he bring swift judgement to whomever would do such a thing to our sister.

Lt Jay Soesbee
USMC Police (MCAS Beaufort/MCRD Parris Island)

November 30, 2009

Officer Griswold,
Your sacrafice will not be in vain. Thoughts and prayers to your co-workers and family.
Tell Officer Danny Martinez (Fort Smith,AR Police Department) and Sgt. Richard LeBow (Arkansas State Police) we miss them.


November 30, 2009

TO all those who knew and loved Officer Griswold...I am a female police officer and mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you all as I know what a severe loss your family (both relatives, and police family) has suffered. I am extremely saddened as Officer Griswold's untimely passing really hits home. Please know that there are angels above taking care of your dear mother, daughter, wife, friend. ALthough I didn't know Officer Griswold, I know that she will always be with you all....and then pain of her being gone will never cease.

I am praying for you.

California Police Officer

November 30, 2009

I cannot comprehend this tragic act of violence. I am sooo sorry you all went out this way. God is with you all now. This dirt bag WILL be brought to justice. My prayers go out to all of the family and officers. May God carry you all through this tragic time.


November 30, 2009

We are praying for comfort for your family and department. God bless your sacrifice.

R Cowell
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

November 30, 2009

When I heard of this tragedy I felt the need to write to you..the husband. My husband was ambushed and killed in the line of duty and his killer is still at large. Find peace in knowing that our spouses are together smiling down on us even though our tears are still flowing. Don't cloud your mind with the hate and distress that humanly come natural to us for the events that occurred. I believe this was part of my Tom's journey and just as I supported him for doing what he loved to do, I will always support and pray for him for dying while doing what he loved to do. No one knows why these series of events happen, so I've learned to stop trying to figure it out. I have 5 beautiful children who miss and ache for his presence everyday but we've found so many positive things from his death that its impossible for us to be sad everyday. You too will find that happiness once you are no longer numb, don't rush it, just embrace the day you can look up and smile again...believe me, it will come. You're not and your children have a ton of support out there, we're all in it together.

H. Wood
Wife of K-9 Off. Thomas Wood e.o.w. 10-23-06

November 30, 2009

Our thoughts are with your loved ones at this time. Thank you for your service. We are proud to have had you on the same team. Enjoy your rest on High, while we sort out the rest.

Central Graves
Mesa PD Mesa AZ

November 30, 2009

Rest in peace ma'am. Thank you for your service. We will never forget you. This killer will be brought to justice.

Explorer Lt. Cameron Landry
Olympia Police Department

November 30, 2009

May God bless you and your brother officers and may he keep watch over the families you leave behind.

California Highway Patrol

November 30, 2009

I truely wish that all of the sadness, grief and prayers occurring in the community and across the nation could undo this senseless act that took Tina, Ronald, Gregg and Mark from their family, friends and community. May they assume new roles as guardian angels over their families, friends, and brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless you and your families during this terrible time.

Howard Anderson
Washington State DOC

November 30, 2009

God bless you and your family. May you rest in peace.


November 30, 2009

Officer Griswold my thoughts and prayers are with you and your fellow officers, your families, your department, and your community. Rest in Peace sister, we have the watch.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4 - KJV)

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

Ptl. J. H. Belcher II
Christiansburg, Virginia Police Department

November 30, 2009

To the Lakewood Police Department- My heart shattered when I first saw the Breaking News stories online about your tragic loss. To lose four officers in a single incident is something that used to be considered unfathomable; unfortunately, these tragedies are becoming too real--too commonplace. Although I have been in law enforcement for 25 years, and grew up a daughter of an officer, I know of no words to express the void left behind when a brother or sister is taken from us. We must use the experience and knowledge gained from the loss to move forward, and continue serving, knowing we now have more guardian angels watching our own backs.

Officer Griswold- You will be missed, you will be honored. Rest well, Ma'am.

Inv. Spec. Ruth A. Gorski, P#2804
Las Vegas Metro PD

November 30, 2009

Rest In Peace Officer Griswold. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Birmingham, AL

November 30, 2009

What a tragedy. May God bless you and your family. Rest easy. Justice will be served.

K. McGee

November 30, 2009

A horrible tragedy. Thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Arlington VA Police Retired

November 30, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

November 30, 2009

Rest In Peace, Officer Griswold.

Lt T Carr

November 30, 2009

God Bless you and your family. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice doing, no doubt, what you loved to do. You are a hero and will be remembered forever. Thank you for your service, the world is a better place because of it. Rest in Peace Sister.


November 30, 2009

I sit here thinking of what society has become and am sickened. God bless these heroes and their families...

Steve Hicks
Evansville IN P.D.

November 30, 2009

What a senseless and horrible act. Your family and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.

Former Missouri Officer

November 30, 2009

God Bless. I'm terribly saddened and horrified by this tragedy. Thank you to all the officers for making our streets safe and God Bless law enforcement----true heroes.


November 30, 2009

“When God made Police Officers”

When the Lord was creating Police Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the lord said, “Have you read the spec on this order? A Police Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.”

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene at night and canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head and said, “six pairs of hands…….NO WAY.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

“That’s on the standard model?” Asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair of eyes in the side of there head for there partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes in front so they can look into the eyes of a bleeding victim and say, you’ll be alright, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve, “rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord,“ I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck to build,”

The angel circled the model of the Police Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you a hundred elements of a crime, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes fives judges to debate the legality of the stop…..and it still keeps a sense of humor.

This officer also has unbelievable self control. They deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, cop a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family and then they read in the morning paper how insensitive Police are to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Police Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were putting to much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for,” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American Flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober, “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


November 30, 2009

"Love For The Job"

Every once in a while,
I have to sit and think.
Is this the call that's gonna do it,
push me to the brink?

I know I truly love my job,
and you put me to the test.
But even every now and then,
I deserve a little rest.

We put our lives on the line,
to make life safer for you.
Do we ever hear a thanks,
maybe on an occasion or two.

You do not know what we see,
you haven't got a clue.
You see it in the papers,
or some times on the news.

We live our lives day to day,
and have to watch our backs.
You don't even try to help us,
you let us slip into the cracks.

If we didn't do our jobs,
and keep you out of harms way.
This country would be a mess,
and you'd really have to pray.

We are not the bad guys,
we should be dressed in white.
We are the ones you call,
when you get into a fight.

This is the job I chose,
and I took an oath for you.
So every time I leave my home,
please say a prayer or two.

So when you see a police officer,
they're the one that's dressed in blue.
They may be trying to save your life,
or be there to comfort you.

Unfortunately there may come a day,
when my life could end.
Will you even miss me,
or know I was someone's friend.

Will you help raise my children,
teach them right from wrong.
Will you tell them all about me,
please tell them to be strong.

Tell them that I love them,
and I'll always be right here.
They may not be able to see me,
but they'll know that I do care.

Tell them I was doing my job,
that they put me to the test.
That what I did was to save a life,
and now I'm laid to rest.

My job will never be done,
even from heaven I will see.
this is the job that I love,
it is the only one for me.

So the next time you see a Police Officer,
tell them they are great,
Because the next time you may see them,
they could be standing at heavens gates.

Writer Unknown,

Rest in peace sister, we will take it from here...

Syracuse police dept. (NY)

November 30, 2009

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