Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Matt was a friend and a colleague. He will be missed by many. You should know that Matt loved his family, loved God, loved his work, and loved his play!

While Matt was an excellent Peace Officer, he was an even better person.

To Tammy, John, Jessica, and are all in our hearts and prayers. You will always be part of our family. Call us any time; day or night.

Sergeant Doug Bertoglio

Sergeant Doug Bertoglio
Orange County Sheriff's Department

To the widow of Matthew Davis: If I could be there to hug you and shed many tears I would. I can imagine how you feel. My husband was murdered on 09-14-02 in douglas county oregon. You can read about him on this memorial site Morris Taylor loved the Lord and would want many people to come to know him through this. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope we can meet someday. Love Margaret

Margaret Taylor
widow of douglas co. sherriffs deputy

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Davis. May god help you through this trying time, you are in my prayers.

Ofc. B McClelland

Officer B. McClelland
Orlando Police

Tammy and kids,

I will pray for you. My family and I are here for you if you ever need anything. God will take care of you.

Tammy Jacobs, widow of
Det. Doug Jacobs, Riverside PD

May god bless you for the faithful service you provided to your fellow man and may the good lord watch over your family.

Officer Dominic Delia
Dept. of Safety and Security, Vermont State Colleges

To Sergeant Davis family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

Rest in peace brother.

Officer M. Wilhelm
Georgetown University Police

May God grant eternal Peace to the family, friends and co-workers of Sgt. Davis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this time of loss.

Officer Jimmy Bartley
Beaumont,TX P.D.

To a great person, great policeman and a great teacher. I appreciate everything you did as do many others. You will be, and are already, missed.

Senior Officer T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Department

A husband, father of three, friend to many and dedicated officer taken from us all because of someone else's negligence. I can't understand why these things happen to good people like Matt.

Rest in Peace my brother officer and fellow motorcycle rider.

God bless.

P.O. Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

To the family, friends and co-workers of Sgt. Davis I extend my deepest sorrows and condolences. Though thousands of miles separate us, the ripples of the loss of another motor officer are felt across the continent. You do not suffer alone..


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


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Sgt. Andy Norrie
Toronto Police Traffic Services - Highway Patrol

Matt was a really great person, he was so nice to our family. He was such a nice guy and I never thought this would happen to him. Last time I saw him he was washing his car the next he is in the newspaper. I think this is a very sad time.

sarah martinez

Rest in Peace my brother


thank you for your time as an officer. may God be with your family, friends and co-workers. rest in peace!!

911 dispatcher

RIP and God bless you Sgt. Davis. Your watch here is over, but may you sit next to God and watch over your family and fellow officers as they try to heal during this dark, sad, and painful time. You are another hero sadly lost. Pray for us officers still here on watch as we carry on in your name and of other's tragically lost.

A Brother in Blue

Corning PD, NY

My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Davis' wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. You are not alone in your grief and pain. You have a law enforcement family with you. Miles separate us, but love knows no bounds.
Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

To the family of Sergeant Davis, my prayers are with you during this tragic time. For his brothers and sisters in green, take care of one another at this time. Know that he is keeping watch from above now.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

God Bless Sgt Matthew Davis, we will pray for his family.
R R Barta, COPS Southern Seaboard Trustee.

R R Barta
Santee, SC

God Bless

S. Yates
concerned citizen

It saddens me so bad, everyday I come here hoping to not see a new name. Unfortunatley, today SGT Davis's name is on here. SGT Davis you are a HERO. May god bless you, and your family. My heart goes out to them. You will not be forgotten!!!!!!!!!!

SGT Bradley Becker
US ARMY Military Police

Having worked with Matt in Orange County back in the early 90's, I can tell you he was one helluva cop and a greater human being. I am both saddened and amazed that this happened to such a young man and I share the pain for his wife and 3 children. You are gone but you are not forgotten my friend. Your work here on earth is through and I thank the Lord that our paths in life were able to cross. May you now watch over your fellow officers here on earth. Until we meet again, may you forever rest in peace and may God watch over and protect your beautiful family. Your friend, Mitch

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka
Polk County Sheriff/Dallas, Oregon

God Bless...

To the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Davis, I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you at through this difficult time.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

Once again i visit this web site hopeing not to see another brother in blue taken from us by fate. I want to express my deepest sympathy for the family of Sergeant Matthew Davis and may the Lord be with you in this time of need. It's times like this that we need the Lord the most. RIP my brother who's watch is over, but not forgotten. Thank you for the service down here on earth.

Officer Don W. Reichhardt
County of Henrico, Virginia Division of Security

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