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Corporal Matthew Lloyd Edwards | Taylor Police Department, Michigan Taylor Police Department, Michigan

Corporal

Matthew Lloyd Edwards

Taylor Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, July 23, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years, 7 months

Badge # 227

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Matthew Edwards was shot and killed while responding to reports of a burglary in progress at an apartment complex on Pine Street at approximately 6:00 am.

He and his partner encountered a man in the parking lot fitting the description of the suspect. As Corporal Edwards was speaking to him, the subject suddenly produced a handgun and fatally shot the officer. Corporal Edwards' partner returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was found guilty of first degree premeditated murder in November 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Corporal Edwards had served with the Taylor Police Department for nearly six years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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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. John f Hooper

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