Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Jeffrey Allen Matheny

Craven County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Jeffrey Allen Matheny

I have not forgotten you.

Anonymous

December 23, 2019

Rembering you today brother.. another year has passed and hunting season allways triggers my thoughts of your passing and your service to community and the love for your family. Pick me out a great hunting place in heaven...Love you..

Michael Mixon USMC
Albemarle NC

September 20, 2018

Jeff,

I currently work for Craven County S/O and just wanted to say you’re not forgotten. I recently visited the National LEO memorial in DC and saw your name forever engraved in stone. Thank you for your service.

Nick Fiedler
Craven County Sheriff’s Office

May 14, 2018

Hey big brother, The holidays are here and I miss you so much. Your children are grown now and have babies of their own, you would be so proud. A single blue candle stands in the window during this holiday, for you. I know you are patrolling the streets of Heaven...

Debbie Matheny Cox
Sister

December 22, 2015

I wish I would have had the honor of meeting you... I've heard so many stories from Becky. She misses you a lot...

Jennifer Rylen

December 21, 2015

Jeff,
Its been a few years since I last posted. A lot has happened since. When I was overseas, I got hurt and since then have had to put my goal of becoming LEO on hold. Breaks my heart cause you are a true inspiration. I am actually on my way out of the military on either a medical retirement or medical separation. Breaks my heart to do so but I know you are looking over me. I went to DC last year and tried to go by the memorial to see your name, but for some reason the memorial wasn't open. I miss you and think about you all the time. Thank you for all the amazing memories I have as a kid. "The only line that is brave enough to stand between good and evil, just happens to be blue."

SrA Amanda Grebe
Family Friend (916 Security Forces Sqaudron)

November 4, 2015

Jeff, you must have been restless tonight. Havent a clue why you popped into my head tonight, but musta been a reason. Its been almost 15 years bud since you went over the bridge. Fond memories bro.. you left good ones. Semper Fi.

Mark Ebenhoch
USMC 1977/2000

July 26, 2015

Jeff, I think of you often and with fond memories of our time spent together in Yuma. I hope your family is well. Miss you Brother........

AZ Narc

December 15, 2013

This has definitely been a year where I miss you more than ever. Please continue to keep watch over us. Love you dad.

Christina Clark
Daughter

October 21, 2013

thinking of you today. miss you dad.

Jeremy matheny
son

September 6, 2013

I too am also thinking of you brother.

Semper fi

Police Chief (Ret.) Darryll DeCotis
Bolton Police Department

March 19, 2013

Thinking of you today...R I P

Mari Clark
Craven County S/O friend

December 24, 2012

You are not forgotten...............

Al Whitney
Yuma County SO ,AZ

June 18, 2012

Hey Jeff,
Sorry it took soo long but I was thinkin about you today and decided to look up your name and found this.. I will never forget the day my mom and dad told me the news... You were litterally like a 2nd father to me.. I remember growin up and havin Christina babysit me while you and my dad were out havin the time of yalls lives.. Ive grown up alot now. I enlisted into the Air Force Reserve as Security Forces about 3.5 years ago and finally got orders to come to this great country of Afghanistan. I kno you are watchin over me. Ive decided to persue a career in Law Enforcement because you inspired me. I kno that youll be watchin over me as I go through this chapter in life just as you are right now as I type this. I just want you to kno that you are loved and missed very much!! You are one of my heros and I will never forget 135, Craven!

SrA Amanda Grebe
916 Security Force Squadron SJAFB, NC

January 16, 2012

Hey kiddo, Just because I haven't been here lately doesn't mean that you're fogotten! Moved up to Admin Asst -wow! and now there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. But we do think of you often and talk about "back in the day" ha ha. Rest in Peace brother and continue to watch over the boys. We sure do miss you, tell your mom hello for me.

Always remember the THIN BLUE LINE

Mari Clark
Craven County S/O

November 1, 2011

I have your picture along with many others that cycle on my computer throughout the day. Your image ensures that I remember to always keep your spirit of perseverance with me. Recently I spent some time back home in Yuma where we worked together and when I drove by our old neighborhood I immediately had a vivid memory of us running together (you pushing me as always) on the east main canal behind our houses and it brought back a lot of happy memories. In reading previous messages from your kids I know how proud you must be of them all as they all are doing you proud. - Miss you brother

Lt. Del Miller
Prescott Valley PD

August 4, 2010

Thank you for your service.

Rest in peace deputy, you served well.

J. Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

October 21, 2009

Hey Dad its been awhile and its going on 9 years now. I cant even believe it. It still hurts, But jordan my son is 7 months now. You would love him. But keep looking down on us and keep us safe. We love you dad..

Jeremy Matheny (son)
US Army

October 9, 2009

You are still in our thoughts and in our hearts. Semper Fi.

AZ Narc

April 8, 2009

Dad its about that time five more days and i will be married. I wish you were here dad but i know you will be watching down on us from heaven. i love you dad!

Jeremy Matheny
Son

December 24, 2008

DAD ITS WIERD ITS BEEN 8 YEARS NOW BUT IT STILL SEEMS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I STILL MISS YOU. WELL ALOT HAS HAPPENED IM GOING TO BE A FATHER CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT AND YES ITS A BOY HIS NAME WILL BE JORDAN ANDREW MATHENY GOT TO MAKE SURE WE STAY WITH THE INITIALS J.A.M. AND IM GETTING MARRIED TO MY FIRST LOVE SHAYNA I KNOW YOU WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT LOOKING DOWN ON US FROM HEAVEN. WE ARE GETTING STATIONEDE IN GERMANY IN APRIL. CHRISTY IS DOING GOOD AND PEYTON IS GETTING SO BIG. YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD. AND YES JASON IS IN THE MILITARY NOW HARD TO BELIVE BUT YES ITS TRUE. WELL I GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK DAD. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU STILL. SEMPER FI, 135

JEREMY MATHENY
SON

October 29, 2008

Hey Jeff, whats up bro. I know I'm a couple of days late, but, you know me, I'm always late. Actually, I was off on the 21st and my internet router wasn't working. I was working this weekend with 50's (we're short and I'm helping out.)
151 happned to be in Comm with me at around 0130 hrs on Friday night/Saturday morning when a sudden cold chill over came me. I looked at the radio clock and realized what time it was. Although the date is different (it was actually the morning of the 18th, my birthday) it was the same shift, same time. I miss you bro. Hey man, check this out. On my bedroom wall I have a your picture (the same one thats on this site) with the deputies prayer in the same frame. Rich, Jr (who is now 9 years old, can you believe it) looked up at it and asked "Who is that deputy Daddy, why don't I ever see him?" I told him "Thats Jeff" and that you are his guardian angel. I then told him the story and about how bad I missed you. When I was all done he said "I miss him, too, Daddy." We all do, very much....

Communications Supervisor R Gordon
Craven County Sheriff's Office (NC)

October 23, 2008

To Deputy Jeffrey Matheny and his loved ones:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Jeff. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

My son Larry was also Jeff's brother in green, and I salute Jeff's service to our country as a Marine. Once A Marine, Always a Marine and I can see from the reflections left by his fellow Marines that Jeff earned the respect of many throughout his life.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Jeff gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21, 2000.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 21, 2008

Jeff, it is almost the anniversary of the date we lost you. We think of you all the time. Until we see you again, Semper Fidelis. And we hope your family is doing well.

Yuma County SO

October 14, 2008

Jeff, just thinking about you tonight my friend. I hope your family is well. I miss you Bro. Semper Fi.

Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

September 10, 2008

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