Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Chris Bardwell

Cross Roads Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Chris Bardwell

My deepest sympathy to all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to watch over your family.

Robert Gordon, Ret. DC, Riverside PD, IL
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 24, 2022

First Andy, and now you? I'll always remember you as I was growing up through my dad working with you then all the times we b.s.'d around while I worked the jail. I know you would have been happy to hear I finally made it out of that "dungeon" and onto the streets. Seems like we're losing too many of the old crew from GP lately. Gonna miss ya brother. [email protected]* this virus!

Police Officer Mike Taylor
Gun Barrel City Police Department

April 18, 2022

Officer Bardwell,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 20, 2022

You served with Dignity and Honor , RIP Brother

Lieutenant Brian LaRussa
NYPD ( Ret )

February 24, 2022

Police Officer Chris Bardwell, thank you for your service to your community! May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this most difficult time. God's Speed Chris!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 21, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Chris Bardwell. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Bardwell will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 21, 2022

My best friend since 3rd grade, fellow co worker.. there are no words to express the sorrow I feel, we’ve lost a great man you will forever be on my mind and in my heart.. love you brother

Chief Heath Wester
Sherman ISD Police Department

February 21, 2022

I've known Chris since he and Denise first met.

It is going to be strange to say 'he was' instead of 'he is' because he has and will always come up in conversations I have with Denise. I've always referred to him as my favorite brother-in-law which is funny because he's really my only brother-in-law.

Chris could be a real goof ball and I am so glad that I got to see him and got a hug before he contracted Covid.

My heart hurts for my sister, my niece, and my nephew's loss of Chris. They love him so much and life will never be the same for them.

We know that you are watching over your beautiful family, you left us too soon.

Kim Weston

February 15, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons (children) of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 14, 2022

Officer Bardwell, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

February 12, 2022

Rest easy Brother. Had some really great times working the streets of GP.

Honorably Retired Police Officer Grand P
Grand Prairie Police Department (Honorably retired May 2018

February 11, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Bardwell. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

February 11, 2022



February 11, 2022

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Officer Chris Bardwell. May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with a measure of peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

February 11, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Bardwell. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 10, 2022


Yesterday, we laid you to rest brother. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you are no longer with us. It just doesn't seem real. Throughout the years, you and I would talk about the heroes on ODMP never expecting you to be one of them. Seeing you on here is just unbelievable and devastating!!!!

You were one of my best friends EVER and I will always hold your memory close. I'll never forget our conversations that we had throughout our 30 year friendship, especially the very last one.

Thank you for ALWAYS having my back and for the rib hurting laughs that you would make me have. You were, definitely, one of a kind! I will always love you bro!

Rest easy my friend,


Lt. Ramiro Moreno, Jr.
Garland PD

February 10, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

February 9, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Chris Bardwell. Please know we are eternally grateful for Chris’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Bardwell, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Cross Roads Police Department in Cross Roads, Texas for Chris’ partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Chris Bardwell’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

February 9, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

February 9, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Cross Roads Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 9, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne

February 9, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Bardwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9]

Minister Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS
Christian Global Outreach Minister, Merrimack NH

February 9, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Police Officer Chris Bardwell and the extended law enforcement family of the Cross Roads Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 9, 2022

RIP Officer Bardwell. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Cross Roads, Celina and Grand Prairie

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 9, 2022

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