League City Council members, the Mayor, and City staff are offering their support and prayers for the family of LCPD Detective Racie Tisdale, whose mother Cynthia was killed in last week’s Santa Fe shooting. The Tisdale family is asking for privacy during this difficult time.
League City Municipal Court Judge Kathleen McCumber was asked to read a statement written by Detective Tisdale during a press conference at the Santa Fe ISD Administration building on Monday, May 21.
“To know my mom was to know a person who lived to help those in need,” wrote Tisdale.
Tisdale was one of several LCPD officers who responded to the shooting scene at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18 and was unaware at first that his mother was one of the victims. During the past year, Cynthia Tisdale began substitute teaching at Santa Fe High School, working with special needs students.
“It was very difficult to go from assisting others to being horribly affected by this tragic event,” wrote Tisdale. “There are no words to explain how sad my entire family is for everyone involved. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected.”
Visitation for Cynthia Tisdale is this Thursday, May 24 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Bay Area Christian Church in League City with funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made to the church.