Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steve Matthew Reeves

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1999

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Reflections for Sergeant Steve Matthew Reeves

I salute you for your heroism and want you to know that you will never be forottoen by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forttoen. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Member

July 24, 2006

Its hard to believe that so many years i remember leaving work that afternoon . hearing on the radio that one of my officers had been shot . i called back to headquarters and ask who it was. operators on duty told me that there was an officer shot with non life threatening injuries. the perp was barricated in house. i remember saying to my husband before i went to bed swat will go out and kick butt this will be over shortly. when i arrived to work the next day they told us in the squad meeting what had happen i felt like someone had punched me in my stomach.not my guys .my thoughts when to the operator that was working the frequency what could they had done to keep them safer. TODAY MY MISSION IS TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO HELP OFFICERS GO HOME EACH NIGHT . MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY STEVE

cheryl pratt 911 center
cobb county police

July 3, 2006

Steve.......it's been awhile but you're not forgotten. I remember the day I met you in Zone 3 at the Cumberland Mall Pricent at Roll Call, you were making fun of Sgt Alex Jones behind his back and I was thinking this guy's nuts. I was right. I also remember standing Casket Duty beside your coffin thinking of our time together when you were showing me the ropes at 3 and how you were one of the most dedicated Officers that I knew. Rest in peace Bro.

Chief Chuck Martin
Euharlee PD

June 23, 2006

I visited your grave this past week. Happy Memorial Day, you are still thought of everyday. You are missed and loved eberyday.

S.Bullock
R.E.C.O.N. Intelligence Search and Rescue

May 22, 2006

Hey Steve just wanted to say hi and that you are still thought of every day. We love you.

Shelley Bullock

March 10, 2006

Steve I just left you some poinsettas and a new flag for Christmas. We miss you and think of you daily. God Bless you. We love you.

Shelley Bullock

December 18, 2005

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas. I will be bringing you some pretty flowers for Christmas. You are not forgotten. You are still thought of everyday. We love you and we will never forget the sacrifice you made.

S.Bullock

December 15, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving Steve. I will bring some holiday flowers to the cemetary real soon I promise. You are still thought of everyday.

November 21, 2005

I visited your grave again last night and left some flowers for you, I hope you like them. I never knew you but I did know your nephew a little, I wish I had met you. I hope your family are doing well. If there are any family members,friends or co-workers that knew you that read this I want them to know that you are still thought of everyday and I would love to talk to someone that knew Steve and hear stories about you. I know we will meet one day when I get to Heaven, until then rest in peace and take a look at the flowers I leave for you and see if you like them. God Bless you.

S.Bullock

September 2, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 29, 2005

Hope you like the red, white, and blue lai I put on your memorial. God Bless you.

S.B.

August 2, 2005

Hope you like the red, white, and blue lai I put on your memorial. God Bless you.

S.B.

August 2, 2005

Happy Late Fathers Day.

S. Bullock

June 21, 2005

I just wanted to say that even though it has been almost 6 years now that you were taken from us you are not forgotten. I recently visited your grave site and I was pleased to see the beautiful memorial for you. You and your family are still thought of every day. God Bless.

Shelley Bullock
Douglasville, GA

Shelley Bullock

February 16, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, July 24, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sgt. Steve Matthew Reeves and Police Officer Stephen Gerard Gilner who died in the line of duty on this date five years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Sgt. Reeves' and Officer Gilner's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

July 24, 2004

Though time has passed, it never gets easier. I'm a fellow Swat team member, and often reflect with some of my teamates about that ULTIMATE SACRIFICE! We all don the uniform knowing that at any time we may travel down that road. There is a bond amongst all officers, but we Swat members share what I call a DEEPER BOND. Its hard to explain, but for the operators out there, you know what i'm trying to say. To the family, just know that his death was not in vain! You WILL see him again!

Police/Swat Officer
College Park Police Dept.

March 29, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Steve, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

November 18, 2003

Steve, I've often thought about the way you "showed me the ropes" when I was a rookie at Pct III. You always had a smile and a joke before, during and after shift. Your example exemplified what an officer should be. As I stood beside your cofin during my tour of duty during the Honor Guard Detail, I was proud. Proud to be able to spend just alittle more time with one of my heros, proud for having known you, proud for your friendship. I know that the Father is proud of you. We all miss you and Gilner and will see ya'll again in His kingdom.

Anonymous

October 7, 2003

My friend, my brother in arms. I cried out loud when I heard the news. I am not ashamed for anyone to know that I loved you like a brother. I drive past the cemetary quite often and hurt every time. It's hard to stop there Steve. I miss my friend. I thank God for touching my life with you. I'll see you in heaven without a doubt. God Bless.

Lt. Al Arrowood
Cobb County Police Department

September 24, 2003

Rest easy blue angel, you are not forgotten.

Anonymous

September 14, 2003

STEVE I KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW THINKING OF PRACTICAL JOKES TO PULL ON YOUR FRIENDS WHO WILL ONE DAY JOIN YOU PATROLING THE GOLDEN STREETS. YOU ARE THOUGHT OF OFTEN AND C.J. TALKS OFTEN OF ALL THE FUN YOU GUYS HAD WORKING PCT. 3. HE ALSO TALKS OF THE MANY PRANKS AND PRACTICAL JOKES YOU WERE ALWAYS PULLING, AS WELL AS THE FISHING AND HUNTING TRIPS YOU TWO SHARED. TO THIS DAY ALMOST TWO YEARS LATER YOU STILL BRING A SMILE TO HIS FACE. YOU NOT ONLY MADE THE STREETS SAFE, YOU BROUGHT GREAT JOY TO THOSE WHO KNEW YOU. YOU ALWAYS WERE SMILING WHEN EVER I SAW YOU. CONTINUE TO SMILE AND REMEMBER C.J. TO GOD WHILE YOU ARE THERE AS HE CONTINUES ON IN L.E.



THE QUALITY OF A PERSON'S LIFE

DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES

OF HIS LIFE

AS MUCH AS THE ATTITUDE

WITH WHICH HE FACES THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES


JAVAN

R MAPES
COBB CO SO/RETIRED

To the family of Steve Reeves... You are in my thougts and prayers. I recently lost my sister to an auo accident in the line of duty. I know the heartbreak and sense of loss you are feeling. My husband worked with Steve and from all I hear he was a wonderful man and a great officer. May time help ease your pain. God Bless You.

Danitia Dunkerton

For all the officers and deputies who have lost their lives protecting the ones who say "I pay your salary", may you rest in peace. You have done your time in hell, may youstart your patrol on the streets of heaven.

Starsha Allen
Kern County Sheriff

Dear Steve,



I'm sorry that I dont have any funny or touching stories about you.
Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet you. Not until that fateful
night, but not a day goes by that I do not think about you. You see I was
there that night. I was on the ambulance that took you to the hospital. We
had been sitting up there at the end of that road most of the night "just in
case". Never did we think that we would actually be needed. My heart fell
to my feet when they started screaming for us to get in there. We were only
about 300 yards away, but it wasnt close enough to save you. I am so sorry
that we couldn't do anything to help you. God knows we tried our hardest.
All of us that night put our lives on the line trying to save you guys.
Never once did we think that we shouldn't go in because the scene wasnt safe.
One of our own was down and our instincts kicked in. I wouldn't give it a
second thought if I had to do it again. But this is one call that I hope I
never have to run again.



They say that the greatest sorrow of life is witnessing. Watching your
family, friends and fellow officers go through this was tough. We all know
that we did everything we could to try to save you that night, but it didnt
make it any easier.



Something Chief Barton said to me helped me a little. He said " I want to
thank you for everything you guys did for my men that night. We were out
there in kevlar vests, with guns on our side and all you guys had were you
spirits, a jump bag and some band aids. You guys being up there waiting, it
made our decisions that night easier."



Chief if you read this, We will be up there anytime you need us. Steve, I
hope God is watching over you guys. You will always be in my thoughts and
prayers.



Rain Scatters plum petals;

Weeping stains the earth.

One can only take shelter

And wait for the clearing.

Charlotte Huggins, EMT
American Medical Response

I was deeply saddened to hear about the murder of Sgt. Reeves and fellow Officer Gilner during a SWAT raid. I feel such a deep loss for their families, coworkers and friends. May God Bless Them ALL!

Anonymous

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