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

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Griswold and we honor her distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Griswold, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with her when she walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that she will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Griswold is a woman distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York

December 20, 2009

I remember when I first met you. You walked into the Mason County reserve academy, young, full of ideas and ready to take on the world. I remember you during UDT, willing to take on the biggest guy there, just to prove you could. I remember spending time with you and Nikki, the BBQ's, the laughs and you being there right after my son was born. I also remember working with you, because you were the only one on the force that made me feel tall. We were two women that tried every day to do our best and go home to our kids at night. I sit here now, still unable to stop the tears. I cry for your family, for the tragedy they should never have experienced. I cry for the people that never got to know you. They missed out on so much. But mostly I cry for us. A friendship that fell by the side as we both moved down our different paths in life. I am sad that I never told you that I already thought of you as a hero. You were part of the drive and inspiration that helped me be the best officer I could be. Your smile will be missed but your love of life and dedication to protect and serve will continue in each one of us that was lucky enough to have our lives touched by you. Watch over us, dear friend and know we will continue your fight.

Joyce Lingle

December 18, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Tina Griswold. God protect your family and friends in this time of sorrow. Words cannot ease your pain but my prayers will be for her and you. God Bless you all.

Fairfax County Police Va. Ret

December 16, 2009

I had the honor of meeting your sister last week. I was so glad to meet her and just give her a hug when she needed it...there was nothing else I could do for her...

Mareshah Hale (Honor Guard)
Colprado Springs Police Department

December 16, 2009

Officer Griswold, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

December 14, 2009

Rest in Peace

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

December 14, 2009

My heart goes out to Officer Tina Griswold's family and the Lakewood Police Department.

Rose Ferguson
Glynn County Sheriff's Office, Brunswick, GA

December 14, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Griswold, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


December 13, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you for your service to your community.

Wife of a Florida Deputy Sheriff

December 13, 2009

May God be with you and your family, Thank you for your faithfull service to your community and OUR County. You have given the absolute most someone can give in the persuit of justice and freedom. Rest In Peace knowing that your brothers and sisters in blue will continue your work....

Deputy Jaired Freeman
Josephine County Sheriffs Office, OR

December 13, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Sister in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

December 11, 2009

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

December 11, 2009

Officer Tina (as my son respectfully calls you),

My children had the honor of knowing you through your work at Lakes High School. My youngest also had regular contact with you (and a lot of other Lakewood officers) at his place of employment. Please know that you have had a positive impact on my children, an impact that will follow them throughout life. For that, I am most grateful! Thank you for your unselfish service to our community. Please know that you will forever live on in our hearts and memories!

May you rest in peace.


December 11, 2009

This is one of the hardest messages I have ever had to send to the family and friends of a fallen Police Officer. This is a tragedy that every Police Officer and Corrections Officer in the United States is aware of. I am grieved over it.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

December 10, 2009

You made the ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and co-workers. You will not be forgoten. Rest in peace now, Una Stamus.


December 10, 2009

RIP sister...thank you for your service.

Cpl. Roger Bell
Gwinnett County Police Dept., GA

December 10, 2009

Four Officers in one sitting, My prayers are with you and yours. I would also like to thank all officers of the law for their service and dedication to their jobs. God Bless you all.

Marion Cain
Seattle area Truck Driver

December 9, 2009

On behalf of the Florida Highway Patrol, our prayers are with you and your family. May you Rest in Peace Friend.

Corporal Dennis K. Roberts, Jr.
Florida Highway patrol

December 9, 2009

Four very brave and courageous officers have given their lives for their community. They are true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for the sacrifice they made. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officers Griswold, Richards, Owens and Renninger. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

December 9, 2009

You and your family are in my thoughts and will be for a long, long time.


December 9, 2009

My deepest sympathy to the family of fallen P.O. Tina Griswold. I had been following the story since it happened. I understand your grief and know that it is very hard to grasp that something like this should happen to your family. Police officers are like super hero's,they take on so much and carry their position with such honor.It takes a special person to choose this profession and that is what P.O. Tina Griswold was and still is to so many by what I have read. Lean on the support from the Police community, they are one of a kind. I pray for P.O. Griswold and the family to find peace in all that has taken place. She will never be forget, never.

Samantha (Sister)
P.O. Grant A. Jansen E.O.W 9/10/08

December 9, 2009

RIP Officer Griswold, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You and your family will be forever in my prayers!

K-9 Deputy Jason Williams
Henry County (Ind)

December 9, 2009

Its so heartbreaking to hear of a tragedy that shouldn't have took place, but it did. I pass by that coffee shop quite often and would never imagine such kaos as this. My heart goes out to all the familys, friends and their co-workers. I feel so sad for the children to have to go on with the loss of a parent, as me myself knows how that feels, and my heart aches. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you. all to young to go, but we never know what lies ahead. I have great respect for the people putting themselves in active duty to help protect us. I so hope that the laws will change in this state, we are definately not tough enough and sad to say that it takes a horific tragedy like this, to maybe wake the sleeping giant. with all respect may you all rest in peace.


December 9, 2009


Officer Jason Lennig
Gwinnett County Police

December 8, 2009

AS a Lakewood resident and with a brother in law in the Seattle Police Dept. my heart goes out to the families of the 4 Lakewood officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in order top protect and serve my community. There are truly no words and Thank you seems so inadequate.


December 8, 2009

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