Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Mattie

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, March 25, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Mattie

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020


Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 25, 2018

On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice.


United States Border Patrol

March 25, 2017

RIP Mattie

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

For after creating the world God Rested and thought, I need to make something for man, To show devotion, true love and undying faith. God said I will spell my name backwards and make Dog for man. So it was and always shall be.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 26, 2013

God Speed across the Rainbow Bridge.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 26, 2013

K-9 Mattie,

As the best partner your handler ever had, I would like to say:

Thank you for your service, your loyalty, and your untiring conviction and support to your handler. Your companionship, devotion to duty, love of your job, your toys and especially your handler, made him and his fellow officers more successful at their jobs. Know that you will not be forgotten for the fearless way you wore YOUR badge while doing the Job.

May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow K-9's are picking up where you took your leave. So go now, courageous friend and fellow Officer, and take a "roll in the grass," and a "bite out of your chew toy" for me, and I'll see you down the road!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013



May 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Mattie's family. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 15, 2013

Rest In Peace K9 Mattie and thank you for your service and bravery.

Zone Five Academy Recruits
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

April 9, 2013

God Bless Sgt Cortez and Mattie. Thank you for your service. May your family and co-workers find some peace as you are now in heaven with God.

K-9 handler b Emmrich & k9 Jake
Cedarburg Pd, WI

April 7, 2013

My sympathy to the friends, family, and coworkers of Mattie and Sgt.Cortez. They are together forever...

G.Chase, Police Officer, Colorado

April 3, 2013

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go
where they went."

Will Rogers, 1897-1935

Thanks for your loyalty and service, Mattie.

R Stacey, Civilian Volunteer, MAA
Chandler Police Dept, Chandler, AZ

April 2, 2013

RIP in Mattie. Thank you for your service.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD VA

March 30, 2013

May God rest his soul. K9 Mattie and Sgt. Cortez will never be forgotten.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

March 30, 2013

"My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."

Thank you for your brave service

you and Sergeant Gilbert Cortez will be missed and the family short two more great officers

dan opp lead investigator
retired rockford Alarm

March 29, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

March 28, 2013

So sorry to hear about this As a former K9 handler, I can understand how the family must be grieving. Not only for the loss of the father and husband but the K9 was part of the family too. May the Lord give the family and his LE peers comfort

Officer Pamela Garland
Evergreen Police

March 28, 2013

R.I.P Officer Mattie. Your job is done now. I am a long time family friend of Officer Gil Cortez, take care of eachother.

Kristine Verdusco, Citizen

March 28, 2013

Thank you K9 Mattie for you brave, dedicated service.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 28, 2013

Thank you, Mattie, for dedicating your life to protecting our great Country!

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

March 28, 2013

I have no doubt you were never, 'just a dog' but a very special creature, good friend, partner and a family member to many.

Rest well, you've earned it.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 28, 2013

Rest in peace K-9 Mattie. You and Sgt Cortez will continue your watch over us from above. Thank you for your service.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

March 28, 2013

God bless you, K9 Mattie. Run free, brave hero.

A. Parr
Citizen of Louisiana, USA

March 27, 2013

Thanks for keeping us safe. Good dog!

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 27, 2013

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