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.

Joe - I truly believe that each of us is a better person as the result of the gift we receive by meeting people. Having known you is an absolute validation of that statement. Your sense of duty, dedication and integrity is something to be admired and regarded as a life model. With you there was never any pretense; no stuff.....just the facts. You really did want to make the world a better place. Although I believe you are in a better place, I am certain that your physical presence will be missed by many. May God lighten the hearts of your family and friends, during this time of great loss. You were a true gentleman. May you rest in peace.


September 17, 2003

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Captain Mattingly.

Rest easy my friend, while I did not have the privilege to have known you personally, I am sure that you have earned your seat in heaven while those of us who remain will cover your place on the thin, blue line.


September 16, 2003

God bless you and your family for your sacrifice.


September 16, 2003

My thougths and prayers go out to the family and feloow officers of Capt.Mattingly. Rest in peace my brother in arms.

Sgt Ann Moore
Apex Police Department

September 16, 2003

May God Bless the family, friends and fellow officers of Captain Joe Mattingly Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. I ray God will wrap his mighty arms around you while Captain Joe rests in the palm of his hand. Thank you to the Mattingly family for sharing Joe with us. Thank you Joe for your service. You patrol the high heavenly road and we'll take the rest from here. God Bless

Detective Chuck Haley
Spokane County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2003

Captain Mattingly, you will be missed. You were well respected for your hard work and dedication to this agency and to the citizens of Montgomery County. You were a fine officer and a roll model for younger officers. God is lucky to have you in heaven. We will miss you and you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your commitment to your family, this agency, your fellow officers and your community.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart." -Helen Keller

Your family, friends and colleagues will always hold you dear in their hearts. Thank you for watching over us from heaven.

2D - Bethesda Station
Montgomery County Police

September 16, 2003

May God watch over your family in their time of need.


September 16, 2003

In all the time that I knew Joe I never saw him loose his temper or have a negative word for another person. He was a kind, cheerful, wonderful man and he will be sorely missed.


September 16, 2003

To the family and co-workers of Capt. Joseph Mattingly,

We, in Spokane County Washington, lost a Deputy Sheriff to a vehicle accident less than a month ago. We all suffer with you at your loss. God be with you and Capt. Mattingly. I will remember you in my prayers.

Cindy Thompson
Co-Worker of Deputy James Slater. EOW 8-29-03

C. Thompson, Communications Supv.
Spokane County Sheriff

September 16, 2003

You dedicated your life to this profession and to the citizens of this county. You dedicated yourself to living by the book and making sure we all did too.

Your memory will be that of hero. Not for your untimely loss, but for how you lived your life!

I can only tell myself that God was missing an angel. I hope heaven is prepared for inspection!

To all of us who were lucky enough to know you, I mourn.
To your dedicated wife and children, I mourn.

You will never be forgotten

PO3 R Tennant
Montgomery County Police

September 16, 2003

My sincere condolence to the family & friends of Captain Mattingly Jr. The cost is so high to hold the line. My thanks to you Joseph for your service.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller(Ret)
Oregon State Police

September 16, 2003

Thank you LT. Mattingly for being an awesome role model in my life.

You showed me that "everything has it's timing", and I have learned that patience is not so bad afterall.

Thank you for serving this county with the passion and dedication that you did!

Rest in peace my brother, and May God bless your family.

Police Officer
Montgomery County

September 16, 2003

Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for your years of service Captain Mattingly.
God Speed.

M-NCPP, Montgomery County Div.

September 16, 2003

Wear your wings proudly, you earned them. Please help guide and protect our law enforcement family. To the family, may God give you peace and understanding. Phillipeans 4:13

Wake County S.O. Wife

September 16, 2003

Rest in peace Brother Joseph, thank you for your courage and dedication you are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

September 16, 2003

God Bless you and your family. May you live a better life in heaven. I was shocked to learn about a fellow officer being killed in a bordering county. I know your agency must feel a great loss.

Deputy Sheriff
Frederick County Sheriff's Office, MD

September 16, 2003

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Lieutenant Joseph Aloysius Mattingly Jr....and the Montgomery County Police Department..... our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Joseph ... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vin and Pook - Site Owners

September 16, 2003

You have given your life to a job you loved. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep the public safe. You will not be forgotten. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your co-workers. God Speed brother.

Wake County Sheriff's Office
Raleigh, NC

Deputy Cameron M. Lilyquist
Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2003

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 16, 2003

To Officer Mattingly Family and Friends, Our hearts an prayers are with you. May your love one rest in peace.
God Bless you.
D. Jones Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

September 15, 2003

May you rest in peace Lt. Mattingly. Thank You so much for all you hard work and service to the County. Montgomery County and the world just lost one of the best Police Officers around. You will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to the family, and friends.

Robert Lawrence III
L.E.A.P. Intern, Montgomery County, MD

September 15, 2003

Yet another hero has had their life taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Lieutenant Mattingly. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

September 15, 2003



The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass

"Step forward now policeman
How shall I deal with you?"
Have you always turned the other cheek
To my church have you been true?

The policeman squared his shoulders
And said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't"
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a saint

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was rough
And sometimes I've been violent
Because the streets are awfully tough

But I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep

And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand
I never expected or had too much
But if you don't..........I'll understand

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the policeman waited quietly
For the judgement of his God

Step forward now policeman
You've borne your burdens well
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets
You've done your time in hell


September 15, 2003

May you rest in peace blue angel. God bless those left behind.

concerned citizen

September 15, 2003

We are truly saddened at Al's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P. K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

September 15, 2003

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