Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Matthew Lloyd Edwards

Taylor Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 23, 2010

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Reflections for Corporal Matthew Lloyd Edwards

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

July 25, 2010

RIP brother Matthew.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

July 25, 2010

Words simply cannot convey the profound sense of loss that has spread throughout this state since yesterday. Taylor PD, we are praying for you all and especially for Cpl. Edwards' family. We will never forget Matt's sacrifice and what it means to us all.

Matt Groesser
Kent County 9-1-1

July 25, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the Edwards family and friends. God Bless Corporal Edwards for the sacrifice he made to protect others. Rest in Peace sir, hero's are never ever forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

July 24, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

July 24, 2010

CPl Edwards, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the Taylor Police Dept. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Ofc. J. Bryant
Sterling Heights PD

July 24, 2010

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges
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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."


July 24, 2010

Rest in Peace Corporal, may God bless your family, you and the Taylor Police Department. GODSPEED!

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks #184
Newbury Police Department NH

July 24, 2010

My prayers go out to your family, friends and Taylor PD. God bless you.

Kent County Sheriff Dept

July 24, 2010

Rest in Peace, may God be with you and your family.

All officers
CBSA (Canada Customs and Immigration)

July 24, 2010

There are no words that adequately express the saddness a Police family endures when we lose someone. My heart goes out to your loved ones Matthew. Your wife, your two little angels and your Police family. May God watch over your brothers/sisters in blue and your dispatchers as they prepare for the difficult days ahead. You will never be forgotten.

Rest Peacefully HERO

Sterling Heights Police Dept

July 24, 2010

TO: Corporal Matthew Edwards

I want to thank you for the service that you gave to the community and city of Taylor MI; And may they never forget that you protected, and gave the ultimate sacrifice
for them.
To the family may you have comfort and peace with our
Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Reserve Commander Clarence W. Smith
Detroit Police Dept

July 24, 2010

On behalf of all of us in Yuma Arizona in law enforcement and at Champion Church, we offer out thoughts and prayers for the officer and his family.


July 24, 2010

Godspeed you will never be forgotten for your bravery and service.

In valor there is hope


July 24, 2010

May God grant your family the strength to get through this difficult and tragic time. Heroes will never be forgotten and you SIR are a hero.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

July 24, 2010



July 24, 2010

To Mrs. Edwards, his family and co-workers,
I am so very sorry you are all having to experience this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for peace for all of you as you move through this long, difficult journey.

Denise Scarbrough
Surviving Spouse, Sgt. Michael A. Scarbrough EOW 2/9/05

July 24, 2010

RIP Brother

Agent Brad Ennes
US Border Patrol

July 24, 2010

RIP brother

Officer Ruben Maldonado
LCC Police

July 24, 2010

Corporal Edwards,
Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. Your Community and this country are forever in your debt. You are a true American Hero. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace now brother, we'll take it from here.
You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

July 24, 2010

To the family and friends of Corporal Matthew Edwards and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Matthew was tragically killed.

To the Edwards family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Matthew gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 23, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

May God keep special watch over your family, friends and brothers in blue during this difficult time. Rest in peace.


July 24, 2010

Rest in peace, Brother.

PO Bill Walsh
Voorhees Police Dept, NJ

July 24, 2010

God bless you and your family, brother. You are in my heart and prayers.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Dept

July 24, 2010

Thank you for dying to keep my family safe. Rest in peace Brother.

Saint Joseph County Indiana

July 24, 2010

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