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

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

This is a loss for all of us. To those left behind, your family will never leave you. All 800,000 of us. As for Taylor Police, keep fighting!

Captain Chris Swanson
Genesee County Sheriff, MI

July 26, 2010

Corporal Edwards thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

July 26, 2010

Rest in peace Cpl

Clare County Sheriff's Department, MI

July 26, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Matthew Edwards, and the Taylor P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Corporal Edwards, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 26, 2010

When God sent His angels to bring you home, He had His reasons. Someday we will be able to ask why, but for now, we offer prayers of peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother

Edwin A. Keeney (SMSgt)
USAF Security Police (Retired)

July 26, 2010

RIP Brother Matthew. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Marsha Perilloux

July 26, 2010

Thank you very much for your courage and willingness to protect others. May your wife and children know that you they are in the prayers of many.


July 26, 2010

On behalf of the New York State Park Police I offer my deepest condolences. Rest in peace.

Police Officer Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/Taconic Region

July 26, 2010

The men and women of BPD our families send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and to the entire Taylor Police Department, may God bless you all. We thank Corporal Edwards for the untimate sacrifice for which he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace knowing that his family will be wrapped in love and care of the entire police community who will take up the watch from here.

Sgt. Jeff Watson and wife Ann
Brownstown P.D.

July 26, 2010

Having friends who are officers I know the chill I get when I hear the words 'officer down'. There is NEVER a sigh of relief just because I do not recognize the name as that of one of them.

I cannot imagine the pain and loss your family, friends, and fellow officers are feeling at this time.

My prayers are with them all.


July 25, 2010

To the police, natural and spiritual families of Cpl Edwards,
I deal w/ the cop killers, etc., the lowest form of life after they are sentenced for these tragedies. It troubles me terribly when good men die while evil men live. I dont get why a rabid animal like his killer will live his life cared for by the state while his family, in particular, will remember the day of the death notification forever. It pains me deeply. Cpl Edwards' family shall be on my lips to G-d's ear as I pray. I could not grieve more for his death and your unspeakable loss.

MDOC, Max Security

July 25, 2010

Corporal Edwards, Thank you for your your dedication to your profession, to your co-workers, to your friends, to your family, and most importantly to your God, your Savior.

I pray for your family, may God comfort and watch over them during this time of sorrow.

Rest it Peace Brother, You will always be remembered and honored forever.

Chief Tim Sampey
Byron Police Department, MI

July 25, 2010

Rest In Peace

lt b cole (ret)
lake charles p d (louisiana)

July 25, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

July 25, 2010

God bless

dj decker

July 25, 2010

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

July 25, 2010

We have felt your pain, and know your heartache. God bless Cpl Edwards, his family and TPD. RIP brother.


July 25, 2010

Thank you for you service, your pride and your courage. May you rest in peace.....

Charles Schmidt
Chief of Security Ret.

July 25, 2010

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

July 25, 2010

Rest in Peace thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the TPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

July 25, 2010

Rest in peace, Sir. God is with your wife and children, and with your friends. My heartfelt condolences to all who knew and cared for you. You walk the streets of Heaven now with our Lord and we know He and all the angels salute you for your selfless sacrifice. While arms ache to hold you here, while eyes long to see your face, and ears long to hear your voice, we will continue to honor your sacrifice by doing what needs to be done with honor, dignity and respect for the life you gave so that others would be safe. Rest in Heaven, we will all meet again one day. Until then, we will surround your family with love and support and we will patrol the streets with our backs straight, our heads held high, and the Oath in our hearts. We give some, you gave all. Thank You.


July 25, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Corporal Edwards during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

July 25, 2010

I am so sorry to your family and your department. On July 23, 2010 a warrior's heart stopped beating. Your story will be passed along throughout my agency, however I do not think that there is anything that could have been done differently, you were a squared away officer, someone I could have learned from. Rest in Peace Corporal and know that police go to heaven, and someday we will meet again. Until that day, you will always be in my prayers.

Officer AG
ICE Arizona

July 25, 2010

On behalf of ICE, our deepest sympathy to the Edwards family and the Taylor Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

All Officers

July 25, 2010

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