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

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 16, 2006

I don't know why but I could not get you out of my thoughts this morning. Something you are trying to tell me?? I know you are gone from this life but you will never really leave us. You are in our hearts forever. I will always appreciate being one of the lucky ones who got to know you. Semper Fi buddy.

AZ Narc

June 3, 2006

Hey dad,

I haven't been out here in a while. I just returned back to work a couple of weeks ago. Your granddaughter Payten is getting so big already. I can't believe she is already over two months old. I'm sad to know that she will never meet you in person but I'm thankful to know you will always be with her in spirit. I'll make sure to tell her great stories about her grandpa. Jason is doing great. He has turned into such a good man. You would be proud. Jeremy graduates from Army Basic Training in about a month. I know you'll be watching over him that day. We all miss you very much. I love you dad.

Christy

Christina Matheny
Daughter

May 31, 2006

Hey, Jeff, I just found this page this morning while surfing the 'net at work (can you believe we finally have the internet in communications?! I've been thinking about you alot lately. As your dispatcher I feel real guilty still about not being at work that night, but as you well know it was my birthday weekend, and I had partying to do. I have taken the same weekend off every year since, but not to party, I just cant deal with being there that weekend. I can still hear you fussing me out on the Tuesday night before because of all the calls I sent you on. YES, I still keep the white out in my drawer, some of these younger guys really need it (not for much longer though, most do their reports on their MDT's now).
A lot has changed. I'm not on 30 shift any more, I have been on 40 shift for almost 2 years now. When the 30's check on around 5:30 it still sounds wierd to hear "136-Craven" (they retired your number the day of the funeral) and I'm sorry I never got to hear you check 10-42....
I just got home from work and am dragging, I have to work my side job this afternoon...
God Bless you and your family, and keep a watch on us down
here, some of these young kids really need it!

T/C Richard Gordon
Craven County Sheriff's Dept

May 10, 2006

Just missing you today, my friend.

YCSO

April 26, 2006

Just remembering what you meant to me, my friend...............

AZ Narc

February 27, 2006

I know we never had the opportunity, and now it's gone. Holiday phone calls and highschool graduation stick in my mind and forever will. I applied to college days after I was told about the incident, with your advice from years before in my mind. I like to think that you would be happy, as I will have my Bachellor of Science in Criminal Justice the end of this year! While our time was limited, I still miss you and all the times we should have had, and regularly check the internet for pieces of you. I'm sorry it took me so long to acknowledge that you're gone, but sometimes I feel like you're watching. I just want to say that I think of you always. With Love, Candi

Candi Cole
your daughter

February 14, 2006

While in the Marinecorps Jeff was one of my staff NCOs at 3dLAAMBn "A" Btry. I was looking up LAAMBN on the web and was saddened to come accross this tragic incident. I hope his family is doing ok and i'm glad to have had the opportunity to work for such a fine marine and leader. Rest in peace SSgt

Deputy Pat Joyce
Suffolk Sheriffs Dept Boston MA

February 7, 2006

Sorry it took so long to find you here. I think of you often Jeff. I often look back to when I was your academy instructor and later your FTO you back when we were both in the Yuma S.O. and you always had that light in the eyes showing that you really had the job in your blood. I still remember a stop we were on and someone was walking up on you and I said "watch your back". You did and after the incident passed, you said to me "that's why I like riding with you". That simple incident really made me feel good that you thought good things of me and stills sticks in my mind. Later, when I was preparing to test for my current job you offered to help me get my run time down. Every morning for two months rain or shine you were at my front door before the sun came up ready to go run several miles. Because of you I have the job I have now. "You had my back". As far as the job that you helped me to get, I am still teaching at the academies and am the Tactical Operations Commander doing what I always wanted to do. I never got to tell you how much I appreciated you both as an outstanding student and as a friend and motivator, so I am now. I love and miss you brother. I will see you again.

Sgt. Del Miller
Prescott Valley Police Department

November 29, 2005

Jeff, just remembering you my friend.

A. Whitney
Yuma County SO, AZ

October 24, 2005

To the family and friends of Deputy Jeffrey Matheny and his fellow officers with the Craven County Sheriff's Dept.

It has been five years since your tragic line of duty death. Please know that you are not forgotten and your valor and dedication to your job is still remembered and honored.

I hope that your loved ones are still comforted by the caring and support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23, 2005. Larry was a North Carolina native, and like Deputy Matheny went into law enforcement after leaving the Marine Corps.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Deputy Matheny gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and his service to his country as a Marine, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21. 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

October 21, 2005

Hey Dad,
Well believe it or not, I've actually survived 5 years in the Air Force now. I couldn't have done it without all of your love and support. There isn't a day that goes but without thinking of you. Don't worry about mom and the boys...I'm doing all I can to take care of them. You would be so proud of them. I miss you and love you very much.

Christy

Christina Matheny Westberg
Fort Walton Beach, FL

July 25, 2005

Just thinking of you tonight, buddy. We miss you! Semper Fi.

A. Whitney
YCSO, AZ

July 21, 2005

Hey Jeff, leaving in the morning for D.C., doesn't seem possible that this much time has past since you left. But you are still thought about everyday. Every year that we are able to travel, we will honor you and the others who have gone on before you and sadly the ones who have joined you. Rest in Peace brother, we miss you.

Mari Clark
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

May 12, 2005

let's see if I can finish it this time...we will never forget the THIN BLUE LINE

Mari Clark
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

May 6, 2005

Hi Jeff, just wanted you to know Dan and I are heading to D C in a few days where another friend's name will be called out. Keep an eye on him okay, he'll be easy to recognize by his cowboy boots and his cigar. We miss you brother...and we will never foget the

Mari Clark
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

May 6, 2005

Just stopped by to say hello, my friend. I was just thinking about you tonight............

Al Whitney
Yuma Co SO, AZ

April 5, 2005

Merry Christmas brother...we miss you.

Mari Clark
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

December 24, 2004

Hi Jeff, Happy Birthday (one day late). You should see your boys! It is absolutely freaky how much Jason looks and acts like you, right down to that lil' cat got the canary grin. We put a Christmas tree up in the office, all done in blue lights and blue ornaments. With a blue and silver bow at the top. The Sheriff himself put your picture (key chain size) on that bow and put you on the tree - SEE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN! Rest in peace brother, and please continue to keep watch over the ones that still walk the
THIN BLUE LINE

Mari Clark
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

December 10, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 21, 2004

I just recently located Jeff's name on this website. Sorry it took so long. It is hard to beleive he is gone. I still remember working with Jeff at Yuma County S.O as a Reserve and as a Marine at 2nd LAAMBn in Yuma back in the late 80's. Jeff was a good Marine and an even better cop. I know he is still on duty even as we write these reflections. Semper Fi Jeff

Sgt Keith W Titus
Wellton Az Police Department

October 1, 2004

Marines and Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know! Rest in Peace, Deputy Matheny, we've got the watch from here. Semper Fidelis!!!

Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Department
Volusia County, Florida

Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Department

September 4, 2004

Jeff, my friend, I was just thinking about you and wanted you to know. I know you are watching us from Heaven where you are guarding the streets. Semper Fi, we will always remember.

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

July 15, 2004

Hi Jeff..was in Washington D C this week end at the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall...left something by your name,the pain is still there, just not as sharp. Don't worry bro - you're NOT forgotten! Every year I can I'll be in D C to honor you. By the way,I told your mom how you were giving me a hard time while I was redoing the fallen offiers board...she said it sounded like you. Thanks for keeping a watchful eye on the ones that wear the badge. We will always remember the

THIN BLUE LINE

Mari Clark/E911 operator
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

May 16, 2004

JESUS is my front sight,
Sovereign in my life.

In slumber, or in battle,
He guides my warrior stride.

JESUS is my front sight,
For Him no man I fear.

JESUS is my front sight,
Twas He who led me here.

Craven County
Deputy Sheriff

May 1, 2004

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