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Slain officer Griswold’s family sets up foundation in her honor

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Jan. 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm with No Comments »
January 25, 2011 5:40 pm

The family of slain Lakewood police officer Tina Griswold has started a foundation to help the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The Tina Delong Griswold Foundation eventually will help cover expenses for relatives of slain officers who must travel to attend court proceedings for the people charged with killing their loved ones, said Griswold’s sister, Tammy Gipe.

The foundation also will offer a scholarship program.

“The mission of the foundation is to offer emotional support and financial support,” said Gipe, whose sister was one of four Lakewood officers gunned down Nov. 29, 2009, at a Parkland coffee shop. “We know all too well the expense and the stress.”

The foundation is registered as a nonprofit with the Washington Secretary of State.

People eventually will be able to make donations and get more information at the foundation’s website: People can also text “tdgf” to 90210 to receive alerts about the foundation.

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