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

Corp Edwards, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

July 23, 2010

My condolences to the entire Taylor Police Department. I retired from the neighboring Westland Police Dept. and know many current and former Taylor officers, having played for their police softball team.

I hope every breathing soul in the department as well as the family of Corporal Edwards can somehow get through this tragic event.

Godspeed

Detective Tom Harris
Maricopa Co. Attorney's Office, Phoenix AZ

July 23, 2010

I am not only a fellow police officer, but I am a family member of Corporal Matthew Edwards. Although I grew up across the country from Matthew and never really got a chance to know him, I can feel his loss. I feel it through the sadness and grieving that my family is going through. I also feel it as a fellow police officer.

I will never understand how a person, who most likely has called the police sometime in his life for help, could decide to take a cop's life.

I wish I could have known Matthew better in my life. I am told by my family how much of a loving and caring guy Matthew was.

Please citizens help and support the police and their families as much as you can. We keep you safe and sound and are there for you in your times of need. Please be there for us in ours. Corporal Matthew Edwards is a hero.

Ofc. Erik Burt
Bullhead City Police Department (Arizona)-Cousin of Matthew Edwards

July 23, 2010

Rest In Peace brother.

Spo M. Aparicio

July 23, 2010

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FELLOW POLICE OFFICERS.IT WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE SERVING YOU AT OUR ESTABLISHMENT. WE WERE SO UPSET WHEN WE HEARD THE TRAGIC NEWS OF YOUR UNTIMELY DEATH. IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL THAT WE CAN ASSIST WITH, PLEASE LET US KNOW . YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

MARI
PIA'S RESTAURANT

July 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out the Corporal Edwards family, and to the men and women of the Taylor Police Dept. Rest in Peace brother in blue.

Ofc. Shaun Kozal WHPD
Muskegon County Honor Guard

Ofc. Shaun Kozal
Whitehall Police Dept

July 23, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Corporal Matthew Edwards as well as to the Taylor Police Department. Rest in peace Corporal Edwards, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 23, 2010

Cpl Edwards, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers from now on. Rest in God’s peace my friend.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

July 23, 2010

Somebody killed a policeman today and a part of America died. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

July 23, 2010

Rest in Peace, my Brother.... a "Fallen Hero"!

Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department

John W. Ryan
Chicago Police Dept.

July 23, 2010

Please except my sincere condolences on the loss of such a brave husband,father and officer. He will never be forgotten by his brothers in Blue. May God watch over all of you.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

July 23, 2010

I was deeply saddened to learn of your death. I pray for your family and fellow Taylor PD Officers. Rest in Peace, we have the watch now!!!!

Officer Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police Dept.

July 23, 2010

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, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is 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 to 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 a 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 you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"
(Author Unknown)

Captain Gerald Murray CAP
Willow Run Composite Sqdn Civil Air Patrol

July 23, 2010

Very sad that you had to sacrifice your life to protect and serve. Your selfless service is appreciated. RIP brother you will not be forgotton.

Cpl Krot
Dearborn Heights Michigan

July 23, 2010

With hat in hand and heads bowed all our brothers and sisters in law enforcement around our great nation are saddened by our loss of you in our ranks. Your service to God's children in your community will be missed and your name will be eched in gold in the memories of your brothers and sisters left behind. They will care for your family and will keep your bravry, you love, your honor and your integrity as models for those coming into our ranks in the future. Rest in peace brother. May you be blessed by God and walk with Jesus. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

July 23, 2010

Words cannot express the deep sadness that I feel for the loss of yet another officer. Our family would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow co-workers. May God be with you. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace and may God watch over all those in law enforcement as they put their lives on the line daily "to serve and protect". He will never be forgotten.

Virginia Barker
Mother of an Oak Park, MI PSO

July 23, 2010

Nothing greater lies in a man, than that he lay down his life for his fellow man. (John 13:15) You are our hero Matt, you did not back down from your God-given duty!
Our prayers are with your family--God will protect and love them and see them through this terrible time. We are more determined than ever to continue this fight against evil and forever be known as The Peacemakers!

Chaplain Jim Salo
Michigan State Police - Flint Post

July 23, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Corporal Edwards and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Corporal Edwards for your dedicated service to the people of Michigan and the United States.

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

July 23, 2010

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

July 23, 2010

Matt,

As I watch the news this morning it was if time had came to a screaching halt, I have lived in Taylor for 10 years and have always felt like this stuff doesnt happen here. Having worked for a department for quite some time this is something that every officer fears. You are one hell of an officer, thank you for keeping us safe. As we continue here on this earth watch over us.

Always grateful

Sgt Aaron Wilmoth

July 23, 2010

My heart and prayers are with the Edwards family, friends and coworkers of this fine hero. May God be with you all and guide you through these dark and troubled times.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

July 23, 2010

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten
Rest easy brother.

Anonymous

July 23, 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 23, 2010

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

July 23, 2010

Rest in peace, Corporal Edwards. Thank you for your service to your community. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B
Citizen

July 23, 2010

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