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

Rest in peace, Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and fellow officers. (Former Paris resident)

AZ Narc

January 30, 2006

G-d Speed My Brother

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odps Inv Unit

January 30, 2006

May God watch over your family, they will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.
May your Family find strength in God

Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God
Matthew 5:9

Deputy Jeff Eschbaugh 30-59
Guernsey County Sheriff's Office

January 30, 2006

Thank you for your bravery and courage and your service to the brotherhood of law enforcement. May God shine His face upon you.

R. D. Hale

January 30, 2006

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To Mrs. Myrick, children, family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Trooper Myrick, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

January 29, 2006

Matt was a good friend and a man to look up to. He lead our mens' Bible study and would always be there-even on some days only a few of us would show up. He was steadfast, strong, and couragous. I know for a fact HE IS IN HEAVEN! He wanted everyone to know Jesus Christ as there personal savior. He has touched and will continue to touch so many lives. There would be no way he'd rather you honor his life than to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.

Close Friend- Wade Holcombe
Minneapolis, MN

January 29, 2006

Tropper Myrick,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

January 28, 2006

I only learned today of this great loss. My mother-in-law and husband were friends and church members with Christy during her teen years in Austin and only as we were looking for information regarding her husband's death did I learn his name. It came as such a shock for you see, by sheer coincidence, I went to high school in Paris with Matt and was friends with his sister. Never in my wildest dreams could I think the world would be so small as to link both my husband and myself to the same tragedy. My heart goes out both to his wife and children as well as his parents and sister. He was a fine man and from what I've read in the other reflections that continued right up to the end. God bless Matt for all that he was able to accomplish in such a short time. Our prayers will be with his family in this time of grief.

Christina (Anderson) Bondesen

January 28, 2006

I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Myrick and to the Texas DPS.

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.

Russell Marburger, Investigator
Travis County Sheriff's Office (Austin, Texas)

January 27, 2006

Tragedy has struck once again. My
heart grieves for the loss to your family, friends and co-workers. According to your Pastor, you are a
remarkably godly man. You knew Jesus personally and that blesses
me greatly as I know I will meet you face to face one day and be able to
thank you for your sacrifice. There is none greater than Jesus Christ, our
Lord and Savior. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but by the sacrifice He made on the cross for our sins. AMEN! Thank you for your fine example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will turn to
your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride and respect and love
for the man you became. Your life is a wonderful testimony to the Lord you
serve. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. I am reaching thru this computer and giving a big HUG to your sweet widow and your family, both at home and at work. I wish I could erase your pain, but it is God-size and He's the only One up to the task. Someday I'll be where you
are and we can worship the Lord
together. Until then we know you are
in His care.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 26, 2006

With the recent passing of the anniversary of my late fiancé's EOW passes it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to start off the new year without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Myrick, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me.

From reading all the reflections left for Matthew, he sounds like he was a great man and a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Matthew's life and the MAN that he was. His life was about so much more than the way he died. Remember that "Wherever a beautiful soul has been ... there is a trail of beautiful memories." Matthew will live on in those memories.

Trooper Myrick, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"
http://inlovingmemoryof.us/DennisMcElderry

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

January 25, 2006

10-42 brother. God bless you and your family.

SPO N.Bujanos
Austin Police Dept, Austin, Texas

January 25, 2006

Rest in peace fellow trooper...Let us take over the work now. God bless the family of Trooper M.D. Myrick

Master Trooper J.R. Fleming
NC State Highway Patrol

January 25, 2006

There are no words to describe the pain that has taken over the family, friends and co-workers for this man. However, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. I can sympathize with everything that is goign on...we just recently lost a good friend-BJ Zachary-as well. God Bless.

Wife of TX DPS Trooper

January 25, 2006

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."

January 25, 2006

My deepest respect to you Sir,and your family.Rest in peace,thanks for keeping the world safer! from someone in belgium-europe

wygers francky

January 25, 2006

Matthew, you were an inspiration. It was an honor to have known you. I will miss you brother.

Rito P. Morales Trooper I
Texas Dept. of Public Safety Highway Patrol

January 24, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. I pray that your passage to heaven was peaceful and prayers will susutain your family. Rest in Peace, Brother

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo PD

January 24, 2006

My husband and I wish to send our condolences to the family of Trooper Matthew Dewayne Myrick, as well as his co-workers.Our prayers will be with each of you. God Bless

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff
Morris Lyn Taylor (Roseburg, Oregon)
EOW 9-14-02

January 24, 2006

The policeman stood and faced 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 a badge
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 got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time 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 a 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 born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

January 24, 2006

On January 20, 2006 we lost one of the Best of the Best. However, on January 20, 2006 the Lord gained one of the Best of the Best.

When I hear the name Matt Myrick, the first thoughts that come to mind are "Man of God" and "Wonderful family". Matt was a true example of Christ and he displayed that in every aspect of his life.

Matt and I were fellow classmates in the class C-2003 at the DPS Training Academy. Matt and I ran against eachother for the position of Chaplain for our class while we were at the Academy. It was such a Blessing that Matt obtained the position because I learned so much from him during our time at the Academy. There is no way I could have done as good of job as Matt did. Matt was our "Point Man" during the Academy. Anything you needed, you could depend on Matt.

Matt was a man of service. I believe Matt touched more lives and helped more people in 36 years than most do 100 years.

To the Myrick family: I want you to know that Matt was a true example to me. Matt made me a better person, better Trooper, and better Believer. He challenges me to always reach for the top. Your family is the top. Matt has created and raised an amazing family, and I can only hope to someday have one as special as yours. We will all miss Matt, there is no doubt. However, because of Him, we will all be together again, there is no doubt.

Thank You Matt for your service and for being a Brother to me. We will carry on your compassion. Thank You Lord for Matt!

Garrett Huling, Trooper, Class C-2003
Texas Department of Public Safety

January 24, 2006

My sincere condolences to the wife and children of Trooper Matthew Myrick. On 04 January 2006, I lost my beloved husband Ofr.James Knapp (Cook Co. Sheriff's Police). He also was in a fatal car crash on duty. I understand what a sad time you are going through & I will be praying for you daily.

Lt. Grace M. Knapp
Cook County Sheriff

January 24, 2006

Your family is in our prayers.
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."

LEO Wife
Fort Worth, TX

January 24, 2006

Our hearts broke when we heard of the death of Matt. We didn't know him personally but have known his wife and in-laws since 1980. Knowing them tells us all we need to know about who Matt was. We grieve with you over this tragic loss. God be with you all.

Gary & Lana Henley

January 24, 2006

I am deeply saddened and sorrowful. Words cannot fully express the feelings of loss of Matt. I am thankful to have known him. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts. Seek God and his council for comfort, for guidance and for peace. Know that Matts hopes and desires for others, especially with this Department will continue on.

Keith Smith, Sergeant
Texas Highway Patrol - Lubbock

January 24, 2006

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