Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Joseph Aloysius Mattingly, Jr.

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 2003

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Reflections for Captain Joseph Aloysius Mattingly, Jr.

Rest easy Lt. and God bless.


September 14, 2003

Thank you for giving, You will always be remembered.
God Bless you and your family

Bob Steinat

September 14, 2003

On September 13, 2003 we lost one of our finest in Montgomery County Maryland, and on that day heaven got one of their finest. You were serving the public, and watching over the county the day you past away. Now you will serve god, and watch not over the county, but over the world as you sit as an angel in heaven. God Bless.

Deputy Sheriff
Montgomery County, MD.

September 14, 2003

May God be with the wife, children, family, friends and coworkers of Lieutenant Mattingly. May his children know always what a true HERO thier dad is. My heart and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Lieutenant and thank-you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02

September 14, 2003

I was shocked to learn about Lt. Mattingly's death on this website, instead of on the news or in the newspaper. I'm very sorry that another officer was killed in the line of duty for his department and the state of Maryland. The Montgomery County Police Department is a good agency, and I'm sorry they are suffering this loss. God bless Lt. Mattingly's family, he will never be forgotten.

Baltimore, MD

September 14, 2003

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Lieutenant Mattingly,
I am so sad to read about your loss. It breaks my heart to know that you are in pain. I know how bad it hurts, I have been there. There are no words that I can say to ease your pain, just know that you are in my prayers. God will take your broken hearts and hold them in His gentle, loving hands and comfort you. Lean on HIM!!!
Another angel got his wings! God only takes the best!!
Lieut. Mattingly, thank you for so many years of service. Your sacrafice does not go unnoticed, or unappreciated. You gave everything, and for that, you are a hero!!

Kristi Robinson
Girlfriend of Officer S. Linen, CA Highway Patrol, EOW 8/12/01

Kristi Robinson
Survivor 2001

September 14, 2003

Go with God as you fought the good fight. May your family take comfort that you are a hero. Thank you for your many years of service to country...and man.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 14, 2003

To Lt. Mattingly family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you...

God Bless you..

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

September 14, 2003

Brother, may you rest in peace. Your memory will live on forever. We all know that you will guide us and protect us from above. My prayers are with you and your family.

Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security

September 14, 2003

I am Mamawolf aka Marilyn Robinson from our Chat room known as Support Our Officers, WolfPack Family.
We have this room in honor of one of our chatters that was killed June 1st of this year. She was the only k-9 Officer in the Pittsburg area of Pennsylvania. She and her partner were killed by a drunk driver driving an 18 wheeler.
She was full blooded Cherokee and was born under the sign of the Sacred White Wolf.
Because of her passing this room is in honor of all of our brothers and sisters in all Professional Safety personnel.
We as a chat room family send our prayers, and deepest sympathies to his family and friends and his sisters and brothers in blue.
What would we ever do without them. We know they put their lives on the line for the rest of us to be able to go to sleep in peace 24/7 365 days a week.
From: nowaybabe2 (Original Message) Sent: 8/17/2003 3:54 PM
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.

But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I dwell with God above.

Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just enternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through

God picked me up and hugged me and he said,'I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.

As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.

I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.

There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.'

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.

And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight.

God and I are closest to you....In the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.

Because you are only human they are bound to bring tears.

But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.

Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.

If I were to tell you, you would not understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.

I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;

But together we can do it by taking one step at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you to;

That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;

Then you can say to God at night...."My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.

Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low:

Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;

I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.

Remember you're not're coming here to me.

I will always be with you!
Please accept our prayers and know that we always "call all angels" to walk with all of our Professional Safety Personnel.
Mamawolf-Support Our Officers the WolfPack Family
Marilyn Robinson

Marilyn Robinsons
Support our Officers WolfPackFamily

September 14, 2003

GOD bless you and your family, Lt. Mattingly. And to his family, friends, and coworkers have faith in the Lord and he'll carry you through the difficult days ahead. We'll all see our loved ones again when we too go home. Save the rest of us a seat, Lt. Thank you for your service to your community and to your country!

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Bartow, Florida

September 14, 2003




Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, Pennsylvania

September 14, 2003

Brother, may God bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

September 14, 2003

We will miss your energy and enthusiam for your work. Your dedication to your department and your community is unquestioned.

Where others may slow down as they earn promotions, your attainment of rank only fueled your passion. You didn't preach leadership, you practiced it.

Everytime I heard "OD841" on the radio, I couldn't help but think "Jeez, does this guy ever rest!" Well, you can rest now, Joe... job well done... please watch over us...

Montgomery County, MD Police

September 14, 2003

Rest in peace my brother—You will not be forgotten. You have done your duty.

You, your family, and all those that have been affected by your passing are in my family’s prayers.

See you some day my brother.

CPL Jodie L. Warren
Prince George County Police Department, Virginia

September 14, 2003

May God Bless You Brother
Rest in Peace and let your fellow Officers ,friends and family remember you always for your sevice and dedication to law enforcement.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

September 14, 2003

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work for you years ago at the start-up of our Central Processing Unit. Our assignments were new and challenging but your leadership, work ethics and knowledge got us through. You maintained your friendship and generosity with me since then and I will truly miss those 10-16's. You always did your job extremely well and you out-performed your duties to the end. I truly wish that you could have enjoyed your retirement with your family but someone above must really need your help. Thank you for being a true professional and setting the standards for others to follow. May GOD bless your family and friends.

Cpl. Lawrence Rotter
Montgomery County Police Traffic Division

September 14, 2003

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