Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Monte Leroy Matthews

Adams County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, July 6, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Monte Leroy Matthews

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Matthews.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Matthews,
On today the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Adams County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 6, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Leroy, my precious son. God gave me you for 35 years. I knew when you were born you would be so special to this world. In the short time you were here you made such a difference. Adams County loved you. You were fair, honest, and cared for everyone. Life is so different since you left me. So much has happened. You watch out for all of us and always will. I love you sweet boy.

Dee Dee Matthews

May 15, 2018

I met Leroy while living in New Meadows Idaho. He was a genuine, loving, caring individual, and a very good personal friend. He was very professional but gave a break if it was deserved. The local kids loved him, the older folks respected him . The day Leroy left us will be a day I will always remember. Every trip I make to Idaho I stop at the location where Leroy passed and say a prayer for him.
Leroy you will always be remembered, honored and respected. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life, if only for a few short years. God bless you my friend.

Jeff Cunnington

June 23, 2017

Dearest Leroy, I've always remembered when you joined me outside for fresh air at my son's home at Christmas time, as our joined families celebrated inside... your last Christmas here. It was the first & last long conversation we ever had, yet the warmth of your kind spirit left an ever lasting impression on my heart. We are only days away from completion of the seventh year since you've been chosen to serve in a higher calling. It's clear to see your unique and genuine care for humanity is the reason your warmth is still lingering in all the lives you've touched here.
As is with all our fallen protectors, you're never forgotten, always respected and revered with honor. You are always missed.

Supporter of Law Enforcement Irisa Herna
Auntie of active & retired Law Enforcement

July 2, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

Leroy, my husband grew up best friends with your uncle Dan, now an officer in Alabama (my husband too was an officer in the Haines, Alaska force) so through face book I am able to keep up with both he and your mom. And my husband and Dan talk frequently. I hope you can reach down and put your arms around her just one more time as she has really been struggling with losing you. We all thought that over time she would start to heal but that just doesn't seem to be happening and I am worried about her. I will continue to keep you and she in my prayers. My husband and I have heard some wonderful stories about you from Dan and the family it seems you would have been a wonderful young man to have known. I'm sure God needed another officer in his angelic force to have called you home so soon. We will continue to pray for healing for your family and especially your mom.

Mary Bears
Family Friend

May 28, 2013

In Windows App class today, I thought of you. I'm wearing my memorial bracelet for you amd for Tammy. I searched your name and so many results came up-pictures of you and several different memorial sites. Reading all of the notes people have written on the websites, I think about how much you are missed, not just by me, but so, so many others as well. I wish I could bring you back. But I guess it is just part of God's plan. We all learned from you in many different ways. You wanted to make a difference in just one person's life.. You went above and beyond that and impacted every person's life that you met. You mean everything to me and I know I'll see you again someday. I am so thankful to have met you and am very grateful for everything that you did for everyone, especially for me. You always protected me and watched out for me, even when you weren't on duty. You still do watch out for me and I thank you for that. You were such an amazing person and if I wouldn't have met you.. I can't even imagine where I would be today. We didn't talk as much as you did with others, but when we did and when you did things to help me, there was nothing that could have brought down my mood when you were around. You were always so positive and never looked down on anyone or any situation. I mis syou and love you with all of my heart.<3

Bailey Bryn
Family friend

January 30, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary year 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 pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2012

Gone but not forgotten. We shall remember you today and always. Always our Peace Officers are at risk. Walking the streets, driving the highways, answering a call, stopping to help. They serve to the unknown. Thank you Deputy Matthews for being willing to serve and face what others can not. God Bless.

Wife & Mother of Peace Officers

December 23, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Matthews. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Thanks for your years of services.


February 22, 2012

To everyone of you who has written such beautiful notes about my son Leroy, I thank You from my heart and soul. My son was a beautiful soul who loved everyone. He had to arrest a lot of his friends but still remained friends with them. He would never judge. I just wished he knew how much he was loved. I am so blessed to know his friends and fellow brothers of law enforcement have honored him so much. I know he is smiling from up above. You have all been so good to pray for us. I have a letter he wrote at post that said "If I made a difference in one persons life I have done my job". I think he did that and more. We have a memorial fund for kids who can't pay for sports or who can't buy sport shoes and such. He has made a lot of kids very happy as they play there sports. His wish was to marry and have kids. He never got to do that and that hurts my heart so much. He would have been a wonderful Dad. He was the best Uncle to his little man Gannon who still remembers what he would do for him. Gannon is four years old now and wants to be a cop. I hope he is as good as every officer out there who watches out for us. My prayers go out to you all. You have a hard job and never get tha thanks you should. On behalf of my family I want to Thank You so much for what you do for us. Please be careful and I LOVE YOU ALL!!! And Leroy, you were so lucky to have extended family from all over the United States. God Bless You All!!! I miss my son so much!

Dee Dee Matthews
Mother of Duputy Leroy Matthews EOW 7-6-2009

June 7, 2011

To Deputy Monte L. Matthews, his family and his fellow officers with the Adams County Sheriff's Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 6, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 1st anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

July 6, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

June 28, 2010

To the friends and family of Deputy Matthews. I never met Deputy Matthews, yet I feel that I have lost a brother. I was given a braclet with his name and end of watch etched into the thin blue metal. For three days I wore this band of honor and carried his memory every where I went. I carried this band to the memorial and placed a blue rose next to his name on the wall before making my way to my fathers name. I am a Deputy and a Survivor. I know the pain and the anguish that all of you are feeling. I am now a proud member of the Police Unity Tour, and I am proud be be able to honor Deputy Matthews memory. I will never forget you sir. I will never forget your sacrifice and your love for law enforcement. It is my mission now to find members of your family to pass along my band of honor and show that we shall never forget. You are my brother and when God calls me home I shall find you gaurding the streets of heaven. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Robert T Hicks II
York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2010


We went to post together in 2002. I cannot believe how our fellow classmates have grown in this job. Unfortunately we have lost two. You to a tragic accident and John Copenhaver to other issues. May you both rest in peace.

Keeping you in my prayers......


Officer Jim Adams
Boise Police

November 30, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Monte Matthews,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Monte Matthews. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Monte Matthews is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


September 23, 2009

Thank you for your service. May God grant you eternal peace. May he also give your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

September 11, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Deputy Sheriff Monte Leroy Matthews " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

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