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Sergeant Matthew Ray Davis

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Matthew Ray Davis

Love ya brother! Still miss you!

Ira Essoe

November 7, 2019

I remember the day we heard the news. I also remember your celebration of life. You were my instructor for traffic school and I was awed at how you traffic guys loved to do accident reports! I'm sure that if there is an accident in heaven, God will reach out to you for the report. Matt Davis Park is beautiful. You would've been proud.
Stand down and rest easy, my friend. We will never forget our fallen comrades.

Sgt Al Sevilla, retired
Orange County Sheriffs Department Station 18

October 28, 2019

It's been 17 years since my daddy died and I just discovered this website filled with really beautiful messages about my dad. I was so little when he passed.. so it's amazing to read that he was indeed the heroic, compassionate, generous man I viewed him as. It wasn't because I was a naive, innocent child, he really was the most perfect man and father. I wish I could regain every lost memory we had together and dance on his feet once more and wake up early to make pancakes. While our gracious God can grant healing and overwhelming peace, there will always be a part of me yearning, aching, hoping, hurting, for you.

Thank you for those who wrote such beautiful things. I wish I could hear more stories you shared with my dad. It's like a big part of him is lost since there is so much I do not know. And thank you for those who never stopped thinking and praying for us. If only you could see the amazing things my mom and family have triumphantly overcome with so much bravery. And now as a married woman I can't stop viewing my mom as the most amazing, lionhearted, sacrificial woman. Man. My dad was a lucky man.

Julianna Morasse (Davis)

September 20, 2019

Well Matt, another year has passed and the time just seems to fly by now as we're all older and mostly retired now. We still miss 'ya bud and we have not forgotten your sacrifice. WE WILL NEVER FORGET !!!! May you continue to rest in eternal peace , my friend.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. After 15 years you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 22, 2017

Well Matt, it's year 15 already buddy and boy, does the time just fly by anymore. Today, your family, friends and co-workers will be honoring your memory and sacrifice at 'Sergeant Matt Davis Park' in Mission Viejo. I can't be there in person but I will be there in spirit. We miss you my friend. Sure wish we all could be enjoying our retirement years together.

May you continue to rest in eternal peace Matt. We will NEVER, EVER FORGET !!!!


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2017

14 years ago today we received the tragic news Matt and the pain never goes away. I can just imagine the pain and sorrow that your whole family still endures to this day. Mrs. Huffman, you raised a fine son who was always there for his fellow deputies and had a heart of gold. You and your hubby should always be proud. We will never forget your son.

"They whom we love and lose, are no longer where they were before....they are now wherever we are"..

Rest in eternal peace my brother. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2016

Matt how wonderful you had a friend like Mitchell he has never forgot you. Every year without you is very hard. I think about how very long it has been since I have hugged you and I cry maybe not where anyone see but on the inside. Love you so much Son. I know GOD is loving just like I do. Mom

Mary Huffman

August 17, 2016

Another year has passed and we remember. Time passes us by so much faster these days Matt, especially now, with most of us looking forward to our 'golden' years. We still miss 'ya buddy. Hope you're enjoyin' your beat on heavens streets. We will never forget....NEVER !!!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2015

I know you are with God Matt. You were an awesome cop and good man and friend. Thanks for being there when I needed you in the street.

Albert Macias

December 3, 2014

Another year has passed Matt and we still remember and honor you on that tragic and sad day 12 years ago. A lot of us have retired or are looking at retirement real soon and we sure wish you were here to enjoy it all with us. We will never forget you or your sacrifice, my brother. May God continue to watch over, comfort and guide your loving family and may you continue to forever, rest in eternal peace, my friend.

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 22, 2013

Another year makes 11 Matt and your still missed very much by all your family, friends and co-workers. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. We love you brother.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2013

Well Matt, I can't believe it's been 10 years already. Man, how time flies. We have not forgotten your life or your sacrifice. You were a good man and and a good cop.

Sure hope your still resting in eternal peace, my friend. God Bless you and your family.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 22, 2012

Matt- I'm so sorry this happen to you. You were a good cop and an even better person. I will never forget that time in Dana Point when you were there for me. God bless you.

Retired OCSD Investigator Sean Murphy

February 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Davis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and guide them as the continue on lifes trail. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

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

September 22, 2011

Son the pain for Dad and I seems to never go away. We still put flowers on your grave almost every week. We love you and miss you with all our heart. We talk to your officers often and they miss you so much also. We are so proud of the man you became.Will see you in heaven and will never have to leave you again. Many of our new friends officer kids are in heaven too,what a great day when we are all together. Love, LOve You Son


October 25, 2010

Hey Matty,
I can't believe it is going to be 8 years tomorrow since we lost you. Although the grief no longer owns my every waking hour, I feel like I miss you more than ever. I long for your thoughtful wisdom and sensitive way of expressing your opinion. I surely could use your advice, love, and insights right now. I know God's ways are perfect and beyond my understanding but, I deeply feel you were taken from us far too soon. I will forever love and miss you and pray that I will see you again in hopes that we will be able to make-up for all of this lost time. I love you little brother...Gina


September 22, 2010

Thank you for your service. Your family is in my prayers on your 7 year EOW.

Rest easy Brother Davis

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To Matt's Mom: I was moved by your Mother's Day reflection. I share your anquish in losing a beloved son and pray for your solace. Losing a child is surely one of life's greatest sorrows. Our children will always be in our hearts and soul, owning a piece of us that no one else does.

Rest In Peace, Matt.

Phyllis Loya


September 22, 2009

Rest easy Brother Davis...


September 22, 2009

Son it has been over 6 long years since I have seen and touched you. Today is mothers day and that only makes it harder. I do everything I can to help your fellow officers and their families when thay are going though losing their beloved officer. Matt I do all of this in your honor and memory. I miss you so very, very much, but I know we will meet in haven. Without God I could not of suvivied all of this.
I woke up this mothers day remembering your calls even when you were at work.


May 10, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered and never forgotten.


November 29, 2008

Sgt. Davis served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who
knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this
earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a
place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Sgt. Davis. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can do.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 23, 2008

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