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Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle

Chelsea Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle

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Mark Mottola

April 21, 2020

Oh Matt, it surely doesn't seem like 8 years have passed since we were sitting in PROT and counting how many times one of the instructors said "mmmmkay" during a law lecture. I will never forget the first day of defense training and being paired up together. We practiced wrist locks on one another, only to find out later that you sprained your wife's wrist trying to practice at home. I remember the excitement from the day you made Captain and driving home in the lane next to you on 94. The last time I saw you, you were flashing your overheads at me as I merged off the highway and we waved good night. Class was never the same after we lost you. We honored your seat (back row, left side isle chair) and it remained empty the remainder of PROT as a silent remembrance of you.
Your service was quite the spectacle. News helicopters were hovering so close we could barely hear what was being said and you had the longest procession I've ever seen. A boy scout troop was standing out on the street saluting you as me, Bobby and Ed (aka "The Rock") drove by. Your service is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to get through.

Everyone that was a part of PROT 05/06 carries you in their heart.
8 years later and I'm still thinking about you.
Always Missed, never forgotten.

Nancy Mayo, Reserve Officer
Belleville Police Department

September 15, 2014

Played Big & Rich on the way to work ... Getting triple cheeseburger tonight .... You are always missed and we are forever thankful to have known you.

Brian R. Opalek
Dispatcher, San Diego County Sheriff (Friend)

April 13, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 13, 2010

Matt, your memory lives on forever in our hearts.

Mary, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian R. Opalek
Friend, San Diego County Sheriff's Department

April 14, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers today. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 13, 2009

To Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle, his family and his fellow officers with the Chelsea Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Tuttle’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Tuttle and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 13, 2009


You are missed beyond words.

Love, Dad and Mom

Tom and Janet Tuttle
Father and Mother

November 2, 2008

Well Matt, Seems just like yestrday we were in class trying to make it through another day of PROT. We had a lot of great times there. The day you got promoted to Captain at the F.D. You showed up at class and were all proud of your promotion. Even though we gave you a ribbing about it.
We were all saddened by what happened that day. Word spread quickly amongst the classmates and we all were in shock when we all got into class togther to get the news from our Director. We reserved your seat the remainder of our training, laid out white roses along with a dress Fire hat that Geoff Ostling and Jason Terassi had brought in. Everyone respected that as your seat. The class had the wrist bands made up along with shirts in your honor. I where mine with haonor everyday. when I get questions about it I tell everyone with Pride about how we had met and it's an honor to whear it all of the time. I will not forget you nor anyone in the training. It was a day that we all were told could come yet we never expected it could happen to us.
We were all supposed to graduate together, yet when we did it was minus 1. During the graduation there was a prayer read for aloud for you and many tears were shed.
On the last day of class we all had met at a local place and raised a toast to you and cherished the fact that you were our friend. We know that when we are out there you will be out there along side of all of us.
You are deeply missed and will never be forgotten by your fellow classmates. RIP Matt Tuttle. A true HERO to ONE and All!!!
May we all be gaurded by Matt everyday.
God Bless One and All

RO Matt Werling/classmate
LPPD Reserve

February 18, 2008


Res.Capt. Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonville sheriff's office Jax,Fl.

November 27, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

Well Matt, Tonight's the nite I would have met you two years ago at the Diamondback. One fun night. Im very glad I got to be apart of your life. Your missed so much, Every day I think about you. Tonight I will request the song we met too, and drink a budlight for you. I love you and Miss you deeply. We all do.

October 27, 2007

awwweee sh**t baby! i will always rememeber the crazy time. miss you babe...


June 27, 2007

It has been a year in just a few hours. The pain has decreased (I think) but the memories are as strong as ever and will last a lifetime. You were a true friend. We'll have some drinks for you guys tomorrow.


April 12, 2007

Matt it's now been one year since I've last saw you, suprizing me at work, what a wonderful suprize it was to see your beautiful smile walk through those door's. How all the lady's thought you were just so handsome. You texting me asking what they thought! Then getting home and seeing you resting on my couch, me sitting across you seems like just yesterday and us talking about classes, You showing the kid's the fire car that day, maybe their day and tickled you too. They have not forgotten you, yet everyday they talk about you, how they want to mail you things in heaven. We miss you very much, It's a hard struggle without you. We Love you.

Close Friend

April 12, 2007

A year has passed since you were called to serve and protect at heaven's gate. Quietly you sat in the back of the room...only speaking when it was right, sharing your knowledge, and always a smile. I will always call you friend. Continue to look over all of your brothers & sisters from PROT 2006 - we will not forget.

Rebecca Bone, Reserve Deputy
Monroe County Sheriff Department

April 12, 2007

3 Cheeseburger is where it's at, I remember Matt coming to help me on the grill when my butt was getting kicked back there!!! :)

Jaimee Gigowski 'Bubbles'

April 11, 2007

Dear Family,
May you know that others will be remembering you on the 13th., and remembering your loved one. Our precious Hero's live forever in our hearts and memories. May God's grace be with you. With loving thoughts and prayers. Mother-in-law of: Sgt. Jeffrey T. Hewitt EOW 04-04-04. Carolyn Moore Asheville, N.C.

Carolyn Moore

April 9, 2007

Matt, it has now almost been a year and you are not forgotten. I remember the old days at the restaurant, you didn't technically work there anymore, but you were always willing to come in and help out when we needed it. You always had that smirk on your face that just made everybody feel better when you walked in the room. We miss you alot.
To everyone reading this, on Friday the 13th. we will be having a triple cheeseburger only ketchup (the only thing he ordered when going to McDonalds) in memory of Matt. It's not much but he will enjoy it.


April 8, 2007

Officer Tuttle, although you and I have never met, I come from a lineage of vetrans and officers who stand for the best our country has to offer. I thank you for your integrity and dedication to the job and the people of our community. May your memory comfort those who love and miss you until you can be together again. There are not to many men out here you can count on or respect for the honor they have shown. You are in great company now.GOD BLESS.


March 21, 2007

Boy did we have some fun in the 9 years we knew each other!! We tore up Michigan ...U rock and there will never be a day that goes by that we dont think about you!!!!!!! awwwwwwwwwwwwwww sh*t.....LOL

February 6, 2007

Ever since the day I met you, I've known how truly special you really are! You will forever have a piece of my heart, I love and miss you deeply.

Don't forget us at guitar seven ...


February 5, 2007

Matt you were a great friend and I will always remember the times we shared at Diamond back.It was a will always be remembered for the great guy everyone knew that you were. Your in better hands now!! We love you!


January 29, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 13, 2007

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