Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Craig Anthony Chandler

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, January 9, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Craig Anthony Chandler

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless you and your family.

Officer A. OROZCO

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace sir

Explorer Travis Beeson
Belmont Police Explorer Post 220

January 12, 2015

My sincere condolences to the Chandler Family, RIP my brother.

Lt. Garey Bostick
DC Protective Services Police

January 12, 2015



January 12, 2015

Officer Chandler, we know you will be missed by your family, department, friends and greatful Law Enforcement community. But heaven will open new doors for you. Thank you for your service and know The South Carolina Sheriff's department honor you.

Honorary Member Leslie Williams
South Carolina Sheriffs Assoc. (Sympathy Coordinator)

January 12, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service, Officer Chandler.

Molly Feldman
Des Moines Area Community College
Criminal Justice Club President
Ankeny, Iowa

January 12, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 12, 2015

Thank you for your service Officer Chandler. I pray his family will be fully cared for and supported. To my fellow Officers, stay strong and courageous. Keep up the fight.

Commander Clif Northam
El Paso County Colorado Sheriff's Office

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

January 12, 2015

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

January 12, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Chandler's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

January 12, 2015

To the family of Police Officer Craig Chandler, friends, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and the Baltimore City Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service.
John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

January 12, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Chandler. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Baltimore City Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 12, 2015

Thank you for your service to all mankind. God will welcome you with open arms for your good works. It is he who will grant you eternal rest. May God also keep and hold your family and friends close during this tragic time. You will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. One final salute my brother. I am MyBrothersKeepr.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

January 12, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 12, 2015

Rest in eternal peace, Officer Chandler, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Chandler for your 6 years of service and dedication to your community. Rest easy, we'll take the watch from here.

Sgt David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, KS

January 12, 2015

A tragic loss. For that driver of the moped to flee rather than just accept being caught and standing up, he, like a total coward ran and it cost this officer his life and all who know and love him, a friend, husband, father, etc.

Officer Chandler, thank you for your service. Those you leave behind are in my prayers but I know you will never be truly far from them.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 12, 2015

May you rest in peace. Many blessings to your family and friends.

Patrol Officer Ms. Flores
Cleveland Police

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 12, 2015

Thank you Officer Chandler for your service. May God bless the family this hero leaves behind. Rest well brother.


January 12, 2015

So sorry to hear of Craig's passing.
Any pursuit for Rookie or Veteran can turn deadly.
Thank you Craig for your Unselfish Service & Sacrifice.
My Family sends Condolences to Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
The " Purple Heart Candles" Have been lit for Craig in our Family's 9/11 Memorial.
R.I.P. Craig, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

January 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Officer Chandler.

Retired Detective Richard Burger
Fond du Lac Wi Police Dept.

January 12, 2015

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

January 12, 2015

Thank you for your selfless service, Officer Chandler. You are a hero who risked his life every day to protect your community and the citizens of Baltimore, and heroes are never forgotten. You fought like hell, but now you are in a better place. Rest in peace, sir. May you find peace in Heaven with all your fallen brothers and sisters in blue.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

January 12, 2015

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