Sea of Blue held for Memphis police officer who died after battling illness

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police held a Sea of Blue Monday night for Officer Jimmie A. Shindler.

The Memphis Police Association said Shindler, who was known as Alex, died September 20 after being treated for an illness at Baptist East Hospital.

Officer Shindler was just 35 years old and served with the Memphis Police Department for more than 12 years.

He leaves behind his wife and two children.