Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Matthew J. Melchionda

Watchung Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, March 8, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Matthew J. Melchionda

Does it ever get any easier?
My broken heart.
Mom xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

September 18, 2020


Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

August 14, 2020

March 31 would have been your 46th birthday. One of the two happiest days of my life. I miss you more than ever and very often wonder what life would be like if you were still with us. xxoo
There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven. Spend the day with them just one more time, give them one more hug, kiss them goodbye or hear their voice again. One more chance to say I LOVE you. In remembrance of Matthew. ♥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬♥▬▬ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬♥.

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

April 24, 2020

To my beloved Matthew,
I will never ever be able to get over this tragedy but I am getting through it one step at a time. Now 14 years have passed, the ache in my heart gets stronger, missing you becomes more intense. I want to know what you would look like, I want to hear your voice, I wanted you to outlive me, I want you to walk through the door - smiling and handsome, I wanted you to experience the joys of being a parent, I want you and your brother to laugh together, I want to hear you say, "I love you mom." You had so much to offer the world. When we meet again, I will never let you go.
I love you Matthew xoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 10, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 8, 2020

Rest in peace.


March 8, 2020

RIP! Thank you for your service!
To the family and friends:
Very sorry for your loss!

Detective Wayne Wong (Retired)

March 8, 2020

I am so missing you Matthew.

Love you always and forever ~ until we meet again

Mom xoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

November 27, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Melchionda.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

March 31 would have been your 45th birthday. I can't help but wonder what you would look like; would you have the beginning of some gray in your hair; would you still have that same twinkle in your eye; what would life be like if you were still with us??? I am thankful for the nearly 32 years of joy and lament the 13 years of loss. We all love and miss you. xoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

April 26, 2019

Happy birthday son, your always with me in the deepest part of my heart. Words can't describe how much you're missed. Love You, Dad

Police Captain Jim Melchionda

March 31, 2019

God continue to be with your family with the 13 year anniversary of your passing.

Detective II
Metropolitan Police

March 22, 2019

Yesterday marked 13 years without you and your smile. Still, I keep hoping it is all just a bad dream and you will come through my door. I love you my son.

Until we meet again,
Mom xoxoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 9, 2019

I love you Matthew with all my heart and soul. Always wishing you would walk through my door and I could hear your voice and see that great smile and hear that hearty laugh. Christmas without you is difficult at best and miserable at worst. You will never be forgotten my bright shining star. I miss you Matty. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Proud to be Matthew's mom.

December 27, 2018

Twelve years Matthew, I miss you more than ever.


Jane Melchionda
Matt's mom

March 8, 2018

The month of March has come and as it does every year my thoughts go to Matt and his family. Thinking of him makes me smile as he had an infectious smile and wit. He is deeply missed and my heart goes to his loving mother and family. xo


March 1, 2018

Yet another Christmas without my Matthew. The loss does not get easier but only worse as time passes. Thank you to all who leave reflections here, the latest from the DC Metro Police. I pray no other mother would ever have to endure the heartache of such a loss. Stay safe out there (including Matt's younger brother who is still on patrol protecting the citizens of Watchung). I know Matt would not want me to suffer but I will until we meet again.

Everlasting love to my Renaissance Man. xoxoxo

Matthew's mom
Jane Melchionda

December 29, 2017

I came across your page and wanted to leave a message. My heart breaks as I read your mothers reflections. I grew up in Somerset County and serve with DC. I remember hearing the news when it happened especially since Matthew is close in age to me. It has to be tough especially with another Christmas approaching. Mrs. Melchionda I hope you know that police officers across this country rally around you. We wish we can take away your pain and bring him back to you. I know my mother worries about me daily because she tells me, and if something were to happen I would not want to see her endure so much pain. I know Matthew must feel the same and is with you. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. It was nice to see his badge on the Watchung cars when I came back to the area to visit. He will not be forgotten no matter how much time goes by.

Police Officer
DC Metropolitan Police

December 23, 2017



August 6, 2017

The Ride for those who died is enroute to Washington, DC and the Law Enforcement Memorial. Your name is on bicycles and wrists as they peddle to remember. Son, you are not forgotten. We all remember your bright smile, irresistible laugh, intelligent humor and your kindness to those you served.

We miss you Matt, more than you could ever know.

Love beyond words,


Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

May 10, 2017

This month of madness has now come to an end. Not that it matters what day or month or year it is. To me your loss is a neverending heartbreak.

43 years ago you brought such joy to my life on March 31st. To have you taken away in the same month is almost too much to bear.

I am proud to have been your mother for nearly 32 years. You were the best of the best.

Until we meet again my love, I will hold you in my heart and love you with all my heart.

Mom xoxoxo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

April 1, 2017

Reading all of the reflections that this mother has written just breaks my heart. That car accident is as real to her today as it was the day it happened. God bless this mother and all the heartache she has been through.

Ms Sharon Smith
Private Citizen

March 8, 2017

Continue to rest in perpetual peace my brother. Watch over your loving family while you are in a better place, and know that your memory will always be alive.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 8, 2017

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