Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Christopher Edward Cranston

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Christopher Edward Cranston

Chris and I went to the Academy together. He was one of the nicest, and definitely one of the funniest, guys that I ever knew. He is truly missed.

Sgt Scott Welsh (retired)

September 27, 2021

Det. Cranston,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 20, 2021

We had a blast together in the Academy Chris. You were one of the nicest and funniest guys that I ever knew. You are truly missed.

Sgt Scott Welsh

April 30, 2020

I was proud to work with you in the 62. You were definitely a cops cop. You handled business, but always was able to calm things down with a funny remark. Good times bro. You are missed.

Retired PO Dean Smimmo
NYPD 62 Pct

December 13, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 5, 2019

On September 11, 2001, many lives were taken by cowardly swine with a meaningless grudge; thousands of innocent civilians, Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel from numerous agencies. The animals who did this must have known in their evil pathetic hearts that the dying would not end on that day or even in the weeks that followed. It’s been over a decade and still we lose our Brothers and Sisters from the fallout.

God Bless all have gone before and those who follow including Detective Christopher Cranston, you will never be forgotten. May your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 23, 2019

The men & women of the Abilene Police Dept join so many in recognizing the life of Detective Christopher Cranston. We pause to remember the service offered to those in need. Peace to your family & coworkers as they make their way without your presence.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department, Abilene TX

September 17, 2019

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 17, 2019

Detective Cranston,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 16, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Detective Cranston. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

President Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 15, 2019

To the family of Detective Christopher Cranston, and friends.
You are lifted up in heart thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you all close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice!
"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15;12 & 13
" For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

September 12, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Christopher died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Cranston family, fellow officers, and all who call Christopher beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Cranston gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 20, 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 9, 2019

To all of you listed below and to those who may come, on behalf of Detective Christopher Cranston’s family, we would like to thank you for your heartfelt condolences. Please be safe out there & know you all are always in my heart & prayers.

Clare Cranston
Wife of Detective Christopher Cranston

September 4, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Detective Cranston and the New York City Police Department during this time. Thank you, Detective Cranston, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 4, 2019

Detective Cranston, for 18 years, you suffered as a result of your selfless and courageous act of heroism, with your loved ones surely hoping you would recover. But it was not meant to be. Our Lord must have wanted to spend that time with you, having conversations with you and loving you. Now it's over. No more pain, no more tears, only peace and joy in the loving arms of our Lord. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 4, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Rest In Peace Detective Christopher Cranston.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, brothers and sisters at New York City Police Department.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

September 3, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

August 30, 2019

Detective Cranston, thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. Prayers to your family both at home and on the force. God Bless

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D Pagano

August 29, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Detective Christopher Cranston during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detective Christopher Cranston.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

August 28, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.

Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

August 28, 2019

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits, we send our condolences to the friends and family of New York City Police Department, Detective Christopher Cranston.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

August 28, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Cranston. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 28, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Christopher Cranston, from complications form the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2019

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Mother of Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

August 27, 2019

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Investigator Jimmy Boyd
State of Maryland

August 27, 2019

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