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Police Officer William Mathews | Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer

William Mathews

Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, September 8, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer William Mathews

 

Thank you for your service. There is no calling more noble than to protect and serve your fellow citizens. We owe all those who work to keep us safe undying gratitude. Some may be lost to us in their line of duty, but they are never gone from our hearts. They show us the real meaning of service beyond self. Hours such as these teach us that memory give us great comfort, that hope always prevails, and that love is stronger than death. Peace and Love.

Lou Stender
Department of Human Services
October 31, 2017

Thank you, Officer Mathews, for your service to the citizens of Wayzata, MN. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Wayzata Police Department during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection
October 15, 2017

Thank you, Officer Mathews, for your service to the citizens of Wayzata, MN. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Wayzata Police Department during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA, Office of Inspector General, CID
October 10, 2017

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Retired
Cincinnati P.D.
October 4, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

LISA B.
GEORGIA LEO CIVILIAN SUPPORTER
September 27, 2017

RIP Sir. May your family of blood and blue find peace during this difficult time.

Lt. Larry Zimmerman
Huntington, WV Police Dept.
September 27, 2017

Rest in peace sir thank you for your services you'll be missed but not forgotten.

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Arrow security Inc
September 27, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
September 23, 2017

My condolences and prayers to the family, friends and members of the Wayzata, Mn. Police Dept.. Officer Mathews, thank you for your service. God bless you. Rest in Peace.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit
September 22, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and fellow law enforcement members who grieve the loss of Officer Mathews. May the grace of God be your strength.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
September 22, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police
September 20, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer William Matthews during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Officer Matthews.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
September 19, 2017

R.I.P.BROTHER Mathews!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 18, 2017

it's hard to see/read these ODMP notifications each and every day - GOD BLESS... But when it happens in my home town - my back yard... it hurts even more... RIP Bill

Todd N
MN State Patrol 911 ERCO
September 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Mathews. 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
September 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Mathews. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
September 15, 2017

Please note: Officer Mathews served 9 years with the Wayzata PD and prior to that served with the Zumbrota (MN) PD. Thank you.

Brian Lorntson
September 14, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Investigator, Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions, MFCU
September 13, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY
September 13, 2017

I just want to let Officer Mathews family and friends know that we are praying for you through this difficult time.
Thank you for all of your sacrifice. God bless you all!

Joy Nelson
September 13, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Det. Ernie Boss
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
September 13, 2017

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol
September 13, 2017

Rest in peace brother. God's speed sir. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin DNR Warden
September 12, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department
September 12, 2017

 
 

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