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

To Shannon,wife and children, family, friends, and servants of public officials;Our deepest condolence goes out to each and every one of you. I met Matt on a couple occasions thru my sons job where he and his friend Hadi got to know Edwards, and many of Taylors finest.All I ever heard was good about this man. We cried and prayed and will continue to pray for all of you on this senseless tragedy. R.I.P Matt you will be sorely missed!

Jacqui- mom of Kevin friend of Matts

August 8, 2010

To the Family of Cpl. M. Edwards:

My deepest & sincere condolences to you in the loss of you loved one. My prayers go out to his wife and children, his parents, and extended family. I knew Matt when he was about 11 years old and his parents, aunt & church participated in a Baptist Bowling league with our church. He will be greatly missed by all that his life touched.

Rest in Peace, my fallen brother.

Officer Terry Cooper
Henry Ford Hospital Police Authority

August 6, 2010

We watched the television patiently waiting and desperately wanting to hear that you were ok. When the news came, there were no words to describe the pain we all felt. Although we didnt know you personally, I see all of my officers faces in yours, and I pray that god watches over each and EVERY one of them. And I pray that Cpl Edwards will help light the path of the officers in Taylor that wont be able to see clearly for some time.
No words will help ease the pain of this tradegy, I will continue to pray that god will help all those who loved this great man through this.

Dispatcher
Dearborn-Heights Police

August 3, 2010

From USICE, God Bless You. RIP Brother

Agent Lucas Wandyg
Immigration And Customs Enforcement

August 2, 2010

Matt RIP and God Bless your family.

Retired Officer
Flint Police

August 1, 2010

To the family of Corporal Mattthew Edwards:

I am so so saddened by the death of this wonderful man, I understand the intense pain of this tragedy. I live it. I pray my dear brother Jason Makowski, who was also 31 when he was killed protecting the neighboring city of Dearborn Heights ,met you in Heaven. God , I pray for the family and pray the support continues always.. Thank you Matt Edwards for laying your life down and for being a respected and loved Police officer.
Tara Makowski-Wester
sister of Jason Makowski #7 Dearborn Heights,Mi

Tara Makowski
sister of slain officer Jason Anthony Makowski

August 1, 2010

Rest easy Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray Gods mercy and Love towards your Family, and Loved ones.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 31, 2010

Matt
I feel blessed to have known you and Blessed we will see each other again We will take care of your wife and kids thankyou for all you did and untill we meet again enjoy your time with Jesus

Anonymous

July 31, 2010

You gave your life leaving your family and friends while others slept peacefully knowing you were out there protecting them and their families. We will always be grateful!

Trooper Chris Bommarito
Michigan State Police

July 30, 2010

I am saddened at your death. You were a good man. Rest in peace.

Anonymous

July 30, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia, SC

July 30, 2010

On behalf of all of us at Ottawa County, our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Corporal Edwards, his family and co-workers. Out thoughts will be with as you work through this difficult time.

R.I.P

Deputy
Ottawa County Sheriff, Mi

July 30, 2010

To the family of Matthew Edwards, the City of Taylor and the Police Department. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Your loss is huge. May God ease your pain.

The Davis Family
Dearborn Heights, MI

July 30, 2010

I am not a police officer. i'm the mother-in-law of a wonderful police officer. My heart bleeds for officer Edward's young family. His death is a great loss to our community, a much greater loss for his precious family.
He was close to the end of his shift. Probably making plans to spend the rest of his day sleeping for a few hours, getting up and spending some time with his family before going back to work. Much like my son-in-laws days. That one last brave act cost him his life.
I would like to thank every police officer that risk his or her life to protect our communities, our states, our neighbor hoods, & our homes. Without each of you we the citizens would live in constant fear. Knowing we can dial 911 and one of you will respond to our emergency, and will do everything possible to help & protect us. There's no words that can express my gratitude to each and everyone of you. May the Lord walk with each of you and take you home safely to your families.
Thank you for your service, Thank you for your bravery, Thank you protecting each and everyone of us..
Thank you officer Edwards..

Anonymous

July 30, 2010

RIP. You lived and died a hero.

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

A brother of mine was buried today…
but he's someone I never knew.
Our folks weren't the same but he was my brother...
because we both wore "Blue."

...My tour of duty ended with a gun and a watch..
and the party, it was a hoot.
My brothers tour ended with bagpipes and tears...
then a twenty one gun salute.

A stranger, my brother, was buried today…
we weren’t related by blood that is true.
His death touched my heart in the deepest of ways…
because we both wore “Blue.”

God Bless you and the ones you left behind

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family memebers that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

July 29, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Corrections Officer
Monroe County Sheriffs Office

July 29, 2010

Corporal Edwards,

Rest in peace sir.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

July 29, 2010

Prayers are with the family and friends. We pray every day for the protection of our fine men in uniform no matter the service.

We are saddened by this senseless act. Have mercy God on the shooter and their family.

God Bless and Keep you.

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

Our condolences go out to you for the loss of Corporal Edwards. Our hearts are with your department and families as you honor and grieve our nation's most recent hero. With many thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

July 29, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Edwards family!

Collierville, Tenn
{ Taylor, Michigan Native }

A J Lindberg, Jr

July 29, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Please express my sympathy to his family, friends, and co-workers. May God's blessing be many to comfort you in your loss. God bless you all.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerk
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

July 29, 2010

God Bless Corporal Edwards, his family, and his fellow officers. He will not be forgotten.

Patrolman J Disser #13
Marysville PD

July 29, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

July 29, 2010

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