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

I went to Rutgers with Matt and often think of him. Especially this time of year. Rest in peace brother.

NJ Trooper

March 11, 2013

That day is always remembered so vividly in my mind, every detail from the beginning to the end of the day. Matt you are still very much missed. Jane, you are in my thoughts, hugs from me to you.

PO Melissa Howell
Plainfield Police Division

March 8, 2013

My Beloved Matthew now gone seven years. Words cannot describe the ache in my heart which never goes away. Always aching to see you again, hear your voice and your laugh. To hear those precious words, "I love you Mom."

Forever in my heart. Loving you always.

Mom

March 8, 2013

Seven Christmas Days without you ~~~~
I feel like I' ve just existed
And now it's been over six years
I don't know how I' ve lived and breathed
Without you being here.
I know you lived your lifetime
As short as that seems to me,
But the pain in my heart is still so great,
Yet I know your spirit is free.
At times I think I hear you
The thoughts come to my mind.
I struggle for the sound of your voice,
But your voice I cannot find.
Yet you come to me in many ways
So I know you did not die,
You want to tell me that you' re close,
And to please stop asking Why.
Our lives on earth seem all too brief,
Or brief as it seems to me.
But where you are is forever,
I will love you for Eternity.

I love you Matthew.

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

December 24, 2012

My heart is so broken stilllllllllll

I miss you Matthew.

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

November 10, 2012

I am not Gone

I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on

In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from the glorious skies

I am missing you so every day but today when I blow out the candles, my wish will be the same as it is every day.

I love you always and forever, Mom

Every year always the same ~~

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

September 29, 2012

Matt: It was a "Sea of Blue" in Somerset yesterday. Alex and Jeanne-Marie rode in your memory. I met Mark Loveland who was as gracious as the kind reflection he left here last December. You are not and never will be fogotten. I love you with all my heart, Mom

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

May 10, 2012

Hey, bud. Had some down time yesterday at work while I waited for Artie to relieve me and was messing around the computer. I started reading Investigation Reports from YEARS ago. I started chuckling as I read your reports. Almost broke out a dictionary to look up a lot of the words you used. Got a kick how some of the guys would write a 2 paragraph report on a Credit Card fraud and you wrote over a page for a bag of trash left on a front yard lawn.

I met your mom on your EOW anniversary when Melissa and I went to have a beer with you. Told her the story about my first day at Watchung and how I asked Bill if I really needed to write the reports as thorough as they taught in the academy. "How detailed do they REALLY need to be?" Bill walked out of the room and came back with a report written by Brad and a report written by you and put them on the desk in front of me. "Somewhere in between these two," he said. Hahahaha

I read the Pestsmart Gerbil Guy report and laughed my ass off again! How you did that call with a straight face is incredible! (FOR THOSE READING THIS.: YUP, I SAID GERBIL AND YES, IT'S WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!)

I really wish I had been able to get to know you more. The few times we got to talk were fun. You are one of the funniest guys I've met. The few times I got to work with you, I learned a lot. It was amusing to watch such a large guy speak so politely to people (especially when they didn't deserve to be treated politely). Told your mom my other "Matt Story" about the shoplifter at Old Navy. It was the one day that I had to ride with you during my Road Training because Bill was sick. We get to Old Navy and this girl is throwing a fit because she just got caught by Loss Prevention trying to walk out with a pair of jeans under her jacket. She is screaming and mother f#$*ing everyone when we walk in. You were so polite. Kept asking her to calm down in a soft voice (or as soft as your voice could get anyway). Kept calling her ma'am even though she was clearly younger than us. She's screaming and cursing at you. Telling you that you're not going to put your "F#$*ing hands on her. "Ma'am. I'll tell you what. Let's just walk out of the store and talk about this out at my car so we don't cause a scene." Over and over and over you kept trying to calm her down. After about the 10th time she advised you that you could go F#$* yourself, you turned to me and said out loud, "Hook this bitch for me!" The funny thing was that it actually shut her up. All your smooth talking didn't phase her a bit but you call her a bitch and she was shocked into silence!

Alright, dude. I had just watched a TV show last night about a rookie that had been killed during a domestic in '07 and I looked him up and left a reflection. Can't stop by this site and not look you up. I look you up often I just don't usually leave anything.

The guys all miss you. Stories about Matt are everywhere around headquarters. Not sure if you were a sinner or a saint, brother. Sounds like a good mix of both. Some of those AC stories crack me up! "Form a wall boys!!" Someone else told me a story the other day about how you showed that you're still around. (Your Emmerson poem brought a much-deserved smile.)

I know you're watching all of us and keeping us safe. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks. Can't believe it turned into this long reflection. Rest easy, brother.

J. Moberly
WPD

April 16, 2012

Easter 2012:

Family together, remembering, looking at pictures, remembering, you were with us. Never will be the same for us. We love you Matty.

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's mom

April 9, 2012

My Matthew,

Always in my thoughts and my heart birthday or any day. Today you would have been 38 years old. Wishing I could tell you Happy Birthday in person ~ one day we will meet again.

I love you with all my heart,
Mom xo

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 31, 2012

I went fishing the other day with my eight year old son and grabbed my favorite "fishing shirt"...the one the guys put together for a fishing trip in your honor right after you passed. I looked at the back, E.O.W. 3-8-2006. I can't believe it has been six years.

I never knew you that well but I do remember your presence when you walked in a room or showed up on a scene. I also remember your smile and contagious laugh. You were a man among men.

We moved from Watchung and we're down in FL now. I still think about you often and remember to live each day knowing that they are never promised to us. I know you are at peace where you are and I pray your family and friends have found some comfort as well.

TT
Ex-Watchung & N.P. FF

March 18, 2012

Matt,
You have been missed every single day of the last six years. You live on in our hearts and in all of the memories we have of you. This year I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour in memory of you. Start working out those wings of yours in case I need a push :)

Officer Jeanne-Marie Mocarski
Friend

March 8, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today in this sixth anniversary. I am sure you have been missed every minute of every day of these last six years. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. I thank your family andf riends, especially your mom. for sharing their memories, love, and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

Today I am thinking of you and your sacrfice and thinking of your family today, especially your mon who once carried you in her arms but can now only carry you in her heart. Your family is in my heart's embrace and I thank your family and friends who share their memories and devotion to you through their reflections. I m sure you have been missed every minute of every day of the last sixth years.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

My Matthew:

Gone are the days when I carried you in my arms....
Now, I will always carry you in my heart.

Marking six years of missing everything that is you.

I love you with all of my heart, MOM

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 7, 2012

Love you and miss you my Valentine.
MOM
XOXOXOXO

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

February 14, 2012

Matt,

Missing you always. My boys would have so much fun with Uncle Matt!! They roll around wrestling and laughing all day long!

Officer Jeanne-Marie Mocarski
BHPD

December 27, 2011

Christmas will never ever be the same again. You and your big laugh and smile and great sense of humor are so sadly missed. I love you my big guy with all my heart. xoxoxoxo
Mom

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

December 25, 2011

Matthew,

I wanted to thank you for giving me the privlege to have ridden in your name in my first ever Police Unity Tour this past May of 2011. I biked from Richmond, Virginia to Washington D.C. (230 mi) with a bracelet on my left wrist in your memory, to say it was one of the greatest honors bestowed upon me is an understatement. The P.U.T. was one of the proudest achievements of my law enforcement career, and that pride came from riding in your name..
Thank You, Marc

Ptl. Marc Loveland
Bloomingdale Police Dept, NJ

December 24, 2011

I am not Gone

I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on

In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from the glorious skies

I am missing you so every day but today when I blow out the candles, my wish will be the same as it is every day.

I love you always and forever, Mom

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

September 30, 2011

I wish we could talk together again. I wish we could laugh together again. I wish I could feel your kiss on my cheek. I wish I could hug you again and again and again.
XOXOXOXOXOXO

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

September 15, 2011

Matt: I live in the land of neverending pain and sorrow. The heartache is more than I can bear. I miss you so.

All my love,

Mom

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

June 20, 2011

Matthew:

Another year, another birthday. It is six birthdays that have come and gone without you. My heart is forever broken. I love you, Mom

Before you were conceived I wanted you
When you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour
I knew I would give my life for you
That is the power of a mother’s love

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 31, 2011

Matt,

...Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you...

Happy Birthday, my friend.

Officer Jeanne-Marie Mocarski
Friend

March 31, 2011

Matthew:

You would have been proud of me and Susan tonight!

Love you always,

Mom

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 25, 2011

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