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

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there,
I did not die.

Rest in Peace Cpl Edwards...

Anonymous

July 28, 2010

CORPARAL EDWARDS MAY YOU REST IN PEACE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THERE ARE KNOW WORDS TO EASE THE PAIN YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO WORKERS MUST FEEL,PUT I HOPE THEY FIND PEACE IN KNOWING YOUR IN GODS HOUSE WHERE THERE IS KNOW EVIL AS YOU PATROL THE STREETS OF HEAVEN SPREAD YOUR WINGS WIDE SO YOUR FAMILY MIGHT FEEL YOUR PRESENTS, AND FIND CONFORT IN THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE MADE. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER,WE'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE, GODS SPEED

DEPUTY
JACKSON CO SO OHIO

July 28, 2010

Thank you Officer Edwards for protecting my family and community while we slept night after night. My thoughts and prayers to his wife, children, parents, siblings, and fellow officers. Thank you TPD and Officer Edwards.

B. Morrison
Wife of a police officer-Taylor Mi

July 28, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

July 28, 2010

R.I.P. Fallen hero, may God welcome you with open arms and comfort and bless the family you leave behind.

Gene Olson

July 27, 2010

"No greater a man, than he who will lay down his life for another." My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and your extended family at Taylor PD. You will be missed Brother, rest in peace and watch down upon us.

Ofc. B. Wilburn
Keego Harbor PD Michigan

July 27, 2010

REST IN PEACE.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

July 27, 2010

On behalf of the Officers of the Tampa Police Department, we send our deepest condolences. Your loss leaves a void with us all.

To the family, your husband and father will be with you always. He will continue to watch out for you from above. May God Bless you and the members of the Taylor Police Department.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

July 27, 2010

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Edwards family. Our hearts ache for his wife and children. Matthew will always look out for you. He will see you through the rough times. We hope the animal that took his life will have the worst fate ever. I believe he will get his karma that is coming for him!

Cherie
Crunch Process Service & Recovery, LLC

July 27, 2010

May God Bless your family. Thank you for a job well done

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

July 27, 2010

May god bless Corporal Matthew Edwards family as they will need thoughts and prayers during this hard time!

Anonymous

July 26, 2010

I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY WHAT HAPPENED BROTHER. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.

jc
LAPD

July 26, 2010

Know that we will look after your wife and children here on earth as you look down from heaven. Bless you Matt...

Anonymous

July 26, 2010

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Corporal Matthew Edwards, and to the men and women of the Taylor Police Department. A brave police officer gave his own life to serve and protect the citizens of his community - no greater call to duty could be answered by any man. We are eternally grateful for the great sacrifices law enforcement officers and their families make every day. I share in your sorrow and grieve at the loss of this young officer - a husband, a son, a brother, a father. I pray that God grants you the strength to bear this tragedy and that the knowledge that your beloved is with our Heavenly Father brings you some comfort. Rest in peace, Corporal Edwards.

Rita Foley, Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office

July 26, 2010

Rest in Peace brother, my prayers are withyour family

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 26, 2010

Cpl. Matthew Edwards was a kind and compassionate man from what I hear. He loved his career in law enforcement and he loved his family dearly.
His death is a reminder that our job is unpredictable and yet we do it for the people we serve in our community.
Matt made the ultimate sacrifice for the city of Taylor and he will forever be remembered .
May God Bless his wife & two kids, his co-workers, family & friends.
We'll take it from here Matt, and may you rest in peace. Amen.

Ofc. Rob TreviƱo
Clinton Police Dept./Michigan

July 26, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy
TX DPS

July 26, 2010

Corporal Edwards thank you for your years of service to your fellowman. You are a hero. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 26, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

July 26, 2010

Thank you for everything you did for the city of Taylor and Detroit. You are a hero, and God is watching over your family in their time of need. RIP


The cry of the city like a siren's song
Wailing over the rooftops the whole night long
Saw a shooting star like a diamond in the sky
Must be someone's soul passing by

These are the streets
Where we used to run where your Papa's from
These are the days
Where you become what you become
These are the streets
Where the story's told
The truth unfolds
Darkness settles in

Shine your light down on me
Lift me up so i can see
Shine your light when you're gone
Give me the strength
To carry on, carry on

Don't wanna be a hero
Just an everyday man
Trying to do the job the very best he can
But now it's like living on borrowed time
Out on the rim, over the line
Always tempting fate like a game of chance
Never wanna stick around to the very last dance
Sometimes i stumble and take a hard fall
Loose(?) hold your grip off the wall

Shine your light down on me
Lift me up so i can see
Shine your light when you're gone
Give me the strength to carry on
Carry on

I thought i saw him walking by the side of the road
Maybe trying to find his way home

He's here but not here
He's gone but not gone
Just hope he knows if I get lost

Shine your light down on me
Lift me up so i can see
Shine your light when you're gone
Give me the strength to carry on
To carry on

unknown281

July 26, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers will be forever with your family. Please watch out for our entire family in blue from up in heaven. You will forever be remembered as a hero. Thank you for your service to the community.

Melissa Clark
Wife of Sterling Heights Police Officer

July 26, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Corporal Matthew Edwards,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Corporak Matthew Edwards. 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. Corporal Matthew Edwards is a hero.

Respectfully,

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

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

July 26, 2010

Met you a few times in passing brother, whether you were backing me on a traffic stop or me backing you. It was always good to know DHDP and TPD were looking out for one another. I will help continue the watch on the streets with our brothers and sisters, if you could just watch our backs from heaven.

RIP Corporal Edwards, it was a pleasure and an honor to have served along side of you.

OFFICER
DHPD

July 26, 2010

Thank you for your service, Corporal Edwards. Rest in Peace. I pray your wife, children, and fellow officers find comfort in this time of tragedy.

Donella
Wife of a TCSO (Virginia) Deputy

July 26, 2010

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Corporal Edwards. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

July 26, 2010

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