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

Our family would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Griswold. Her service will not be forgotten and she is a hero! We pray God is with you all at this time of loss!
The Queen family
Arlington, WA.

Linda Queen
Citizen of state of WA.

December 8, 2009

There is never preparation for this type of thing to happen to a police officer. But as a family member of a retired officer I can relate that every family member who has a loved one in law enforcement service, secretly waits for an event like this. The fear of a knock on your door or a phone call or a patrol car pulling into your driveway is always in the formost of your mind as your loved one goes off to another shift.
ay God Bless all of these officers their families. Thak You Officer Tina for your dedication.
The most important thing now is to show unwavering support to the families that have been left behind, as well as the fellow offices of these four officers.

Anonymous

December 8, 2009

May God Bless the Lakewood Police Department and their families and guide them through this time of pain.

Gone but Never Forgotten...

Sergeant Sherman W. Lee
San Francisco Police Department-

December 8, 2009

My son-in-law is at the memorial today. My daughter is a deputy sheriff. They are both on the SWAT team. I can only imagine how I would feel if this were to happen to either of them. My heart aches and goes out to Tina's family. God bless you all. She died the bravest of the brave.

Charlotte
mother of police officer

December 8, 2009

Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten!

Deputy Sheriff Eric M. White
King County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2009

You and your fallen friends will not be forgotten.

OFFICER
Layton, Utah PD

December 7, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Anonymous

December 7, 2009

Dear Officer Griswold, your husband,your daughter, your son and family,
Although words can not begin to ease the sorrow of your loss....please know that you are all in the prayers of so many of us that care for you and your family left behind. "...Thy merciful kindness be my comfort..." Psalm 119:76
We are praying for your children, husband, and your family. God bless. We are all heartbroken with you.

Ret. Police & Corrections Officer
Wife of KCSO deputy

December 7, 2009

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

December 7, 2009

I still can't believe you are gone. My heart and prayers go out to your family and especially to your son and daughter. I pray they find peace in the knowledge of how loved you were by your friends and co-workers. I pray that you are at peace and know that LPD will embrace your loved ones as their own.

Laurie Lowery
former co-worker

December 7, 2009

God bless you. Thank you for your service. My prayers will always be with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Deputy Ryan Yeaton
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, GA

December 7, 2009

To Tina's family, friends, and coworkers at the Lakewood Police Department....I never had the priviledge of knowing Officer Griswold but wanted to express my sincere condolences for your loss. Reflections left here can never ease the pain of such a loss, but as you read the sheer number of reflections left from every corner of this nation and beyond, I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that Tina will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as an honored member of her extended family PUBLIC LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOD Bless & GOD Speed

CPL Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)

December 7, 2009

rest in peace

a cop
st. louis police

December 6, 2009

Tina,

I still can't believe this happened to the four of you.

You were always like the big sister I never had. I will always remember you as a friend who cared to know what was going on in my life and willing to help.

I remember going to you new house for Thanksgiving in 2008 and how happy you were to cook for your friends and family. I also remember being district partners with you couple of years ago and you telling suspects that they could either deal with you the "Cute-Little-Cop" or me the "Big-Mean-Cop". Little did they know that you were the one they need to watch out for :)

Tina we miss and love you

D Tenney# LK155
Lakewood Police Department

D Tenney
Lakewood PD

December 6, 2009

Rest in peace Tina (That P.O.S. got his)its sad these things happen.

SGT Ron Buchholz
SANDOVAL CO. SHERIFF RIO RANCHO NM

December 6, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Griswold

Chris Fuhrman
Sumas Police

December 5, 2009

As the father of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Kara Kelly-Borgognone, #727, EOW 2/25/08, I have a Special Place in my heart for Ladies in Law Enforcement.

To the family of Officer Tina Griswold and the fellow officers of Lakewood Police Department know that I and my family are keeping you in our hearts and prayers and are thinking of you during the most difficult time.

To be a Lady Police Officer is truly a Higher Calling. That I know. Officer Tina Griswold YOU are a TRUE HERO and HEROS LIVE FOREVER.

I have no doubt that Kara welcomed Officer Griswold into that special place in Heaven for those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice and told her...."Welcome Home Sister....YOU are with the HEROS"

Kevin Kelly, Civilian

December 5, 2009

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you and your family. May you Rest in Peace.

Trooper
New York State Police

December 5, 2009

You will never be forgotten! God Speed!

Dan & Christi Bill
Phoenix Police Department

December 5, 2009

To The Family of all the officers, The LakeWood Police Department,other relatives and friends may God continue to keep and give you strength during this difficult time.Have solace knowing these 4 officers are at peace with God.They did not die in vain.Their legacy will continue to go on in everyone they touched.
They all have been welcomed into the kingdom with God and are walking a new beat.I pray that they continue to watch over all of us in blue as we walk that same beat here on earth.They all are heros.
That coward that ended their lives,he will be dealt with on judgement day.
Take you Rest Officers.We all loved you, but God loved you Best.

Deputy Regina P Trinity
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Dept-Lafayette,La

December 5, 2009

To the Lakewood 4, We shall all stand beside you and never forget.

Anonymous

December 5, 2009

Our prayers and sympathy to the family and the fellow officers.
Rest in Peace Officer, you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 5, 2009

Tina,

Edmund Burke once said, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". You did something and decided to make a difference in our communities. Thank you for taking a stand, thank you for your service to us all. Me Ke Aloha Pau Ole a Hui Hou

Detective Dave Cruz
Tukwila Police Dept

December 4, 2009

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
May God bless your family during tragic time.

Detective
Troy NY PD

December 4, 2009

May she rest in eternal peace and may the Good Lord watch over and protect the brothers, sisters and loved ones that she left behind.
Condolences to the Griswold family and the brothers and sisters of the Lakewood Police Department.

Tom Sontheimer FF/Medic
Savannah MO Fire Dept

December 4, 2009

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