Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Matthew DeWayne Myrick

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2006

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Reflections for Trooper Matthew DeWayne Myrick

Forever loved by family, friends, community and country...forever missed...

Alabama C.O.P.S.

April 7, 2006

I had the satisfaction of working with Matt at Texas A&M in Dallas. Matt was a great person to work with. Matt's tragedy was truly a great loss. To his family I send my prayers. GOD SPEED BROTHER.


March 23, 2006

I really don't know what to say, except I can't believe our families are going through this. You never think it is going to happen to you. Our husbands were great men and both to young to go. I know this was not part of our plan, and hopefully one day we will understand why it was apart of His. They still had life to live, kids to raise, and wife's to love. I am so sorry this happened to you and your kids.

Tara Zachary
wife of Billy J Zachary

March 16, 2006

Matt was a great man. He was my FarmHouse Brother at Texas Tech and I knew back then that he would turn into an amazing man. I was extremely saddened by the news when I heard what happened. Christy, I pray for you and your kids as you grieve during this extremely difficult time. My heart goes out to you and I know that you will all be reunited again in heaven. May God keep watch over you and protect you in your darkest days.

Todd Highsmith, Brother in Christ

March 14, 2006

Thank you, Trooper, for your service. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. God Bless You!

Colorado State Patrol

March 9, 2006

With deepest regards and sympathy. Thank you for watching over those on the streets. It is our watch now.

Lexington Division of Police Recruit Class 22006.

Recruit McClanahan
Lexington Division of Police

March 3, 2006

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies; it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain." John 12:24

"With my shield, or on it!"

You are my hero. You were my hero before you joined the navy to serve our country; before you joined the DPS to serve our State; because you always served our Lord. You always remembered the small things to make people feel special. You took the narrow path even when it wasn't easy...and you kept that beautiful smile on your face. I hope you can see the legacy you have left. Many are coming to the Lord because of your faith. You and Christy blessed us with a great expample. Your children were honored to have you - all because Jesus shined through you. We will continually be praying for Christy and the kids, and loving them, too. I can't wait to see you again in that cloud of witnesses. Until then...I will miss you!

Family Member

March 3, 2006



March 2, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is your turn to walk the streets of heaven beside god my brother. Rest in peace. We have the watch now.

S.C.O. Thomas J. Wilson # 1369

February 21, 2006

To the family and friends of Trooper Matthew Myrick and his fellow officers with the Texas Highway Patrol:

On behalf of our entire family, I extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when Trooper Myrick tragically lost his life in the line of duty. His dedication will be forever remembered.

May you be comforted and supported by your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. There are many who share this painful journey with you who will be by your side.

In reading the reflections about Matt, it was obvious he was admired and loved by many and that he had an unshakeable faith in God. I hope that his faith and your faith sustains you during these dark hours. May God continue to watch over his family.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Matt gave to his community and the citizens of Texas , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 20, 2006.

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

February 20, 2006

God give your family, friends and TX DPS officers the strength and comfort during these terrible moments. You were and always will be a Hero! My prayers are with you, your family, co-workers and friends.

APD Officer's wife

February 19, 2006

Trooper Myrick,

I wanted you to know that I will be entering the DPS academy in a couple of weeks. I'll walk by your memorial & picture everyday. When the academy begins to get tough and demanding I will think of you, the sacrifice you made and the family you left behind. I will also lean upon the same faith that sustained you through the grueling 6 months. You will not be forgotten. May our mighty God sustain your family during this time.

Deputy L.E.F.
ACSO Texas

February 16, 2006

My prayers and condolences to the family of Trooper Myrick and to my brothers and sisters at Texas DPS.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
St.John 15:13

Rest In Peace Trooper Myrick.

Det. Lou Tamagni # 3146
San Diego Police Dept.

February 13, 2006

See you at the final roll call.

You will not be forgotten.

Ofc R Amore
Wayne PD, MI

February 10, 2006

My heart and prayers goes out to the family and the department. God be with you all in this very sad time.

Ptl. Becky Fann (Ret)
Irving PD

February 10, 2006

Thank you for serving. God bless you and your family.

Linda Garcia
Texas citizen

February 9, 2006

i rememberd matt from high school and wondered what happened to him. i was very saddended when i read in the local newapaper about the accident. i pray for his family and friends that Christ would give them strength to go on. God bless.

MJF #171 PPD

Corporal Michael Ford
Paris PD

February 7, 2006

Rest easy brother, we have the watch. Your family will be in our prayers. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Courtesy...Service...Protection...Sacrifice.

Trooper I
TX Highway Patrol

February 7, 2006

Our prayers are with your family and co-workers. Rest in peace, MY BROTHER. We have the watch from here.

State Trooper
Texas Department of Public Safety

February 5, 2006

Thank you for your service! May God be with your family in their time of need. May you Rest In Peace.

CPL Sotelo
Fort Hood PD

February 5, 2006

What a true inspiration. The Lord Reigns!

Hereford PD patrolman
Hereford PD

February 5, 2006


TX In-Law Survivor

February 5, 2006

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

February 3, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the DPS.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie
Haltom City TX P.D

February 2, 2006

May God Bless the Peacekeepers. Thank you, Trooper Myrick, for keeping US safe. Rest in the arms of the Angels. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

February 1, 2006

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