Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph John Matuskovic

Charleston County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph John Matuskovic

Thank you for your service Sir. May your family, friends, co-workers find the peace and comfort they will need to get them thru this.

Betty A. Bell Former Spouse Ptl. William

September 10, 2014

Brother...There should never be a reason for us to have to write one of these reflections. Though we never met, we are part of the same family. You gave your life for those you swore to protect. I am proud to say that you are an officer. Rest in peace Deputy Matuskovic. We will take it from here.

Ptl. Mitch Henry
City of Columbia Police Department

September 10, 2014

Rest in peace Joe. You will be missed.

Sgt. David Wagner
MUSC Department of Public Safety

September 10, 2014

My heartfelt prayers and condolences for Officer Matuskovic, who was shot in the line of duty. May the Lord bring great comfort to the family, loved ones, friends and other Police Officers, who are mourning his loss of life.

Faith (a disabled veteran and widow)

September 10, 2014

There was a nice lull in LE deaths the first half of August. Now, unfortunately, it has picked up significantly. My condolences to this officer's family, friends, and department. EMT Larry Britton is equally a hero for responding to the call and doing his job. I hope they are both honored together by their jurisdiction.

Mashpee, MA Police Department

September 10, 2014

Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Friends, Co-Workers & Family of Deputy Matuskovic..Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Jr Johnson
Brother SCHP Trooper Jeff Johnson EOW 7/7/2002

September 10, 2014

The call of duty came, you went. The challenge was there, you met it. The honor and courage you showed, it was admired. We will celebrate you among the other heroes who have laid down their lives for the cause of justice. May God forever grant you eternal peace my fellow officer.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

September 10, 2014

Rest in Peace, Heroes. May God wrap His loving arms around your friends and families and get them through this horrible time. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifies. Proof again, that not all Heroes wear capes. God Bless You both.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Arizona Department of Public Safety

September 10, 2014

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

Dep. Comm. Atty T. Bird

September 10, 2014

Joe, I remember working more with you while you were with the city, but irregardless you were an awesome man. An asset to our brothers and sisters of blue and you will be extremely missed. I am saddened at the loss for your family, your children, your partners, your sgt., your squad, the Sheriff's Office, your friends, and the community for they have suffered a tremendous loss that will not be forgotten. RIP dear Joe. Larry, I've known you more than a minute, your loss to the Rescue Squad will not be an easy one. My thoughts go out to your family, friends, squads(family) and to all those who were fortunate enough to know you. RIP.

Deputy (Retired) Stephanie Adams-Halbrit
Charleston County Sheriffs

September 10, 2014

This tragedy will never be explained. What comes to the forefront us that first responders are heroes, plain and simple. God bless you all.

Mother of a Sgt
Colo Springs PD

September 10, 2014

RIP and thank you for your service to protect & serve. Prayers for your family at home and in emergency services.

Vivian Jones
Former Charleston County EMS paramedic

September 10, 2014

Thoughts and prayers on behalf of the family and fellow officers of Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic.
With gratitude for his years of dedicated and sacrificial service.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

September 10, 2014

Rest in peace my brother for you have answered your last radio call. The lord has called you home and you now sit beside him in his kingdom along with your LE brothers and sisters who have gone before you.. We will mourn your loss and we will not forget your name.Your LE brothers and sisters will learn from this for you have not died in vain.. seasons will come and go but your memory will remain in our hearts. So rest in peace,your LE brothers and sisters will stand your watch.

SC Constable CT D'Amato (retired)
S.C. State Constable

September 10, 2014

Rest in peace Joe. You will always be missed.

Derek Ranger, Special Agent
Defense Criminal Investigative Service

September 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family, and all those who had the privilege to serve a a police officer with him at CPD and CCSO. May he always be in our hearts.

SA Karen L. Springmeyer
FBI - Former Charleston Police Dept.

September 10, 2014

Rest in Peace Joe, My thoughts and prayers to family, coworkers, and fellow law enforcement.

Sgt. Karl Smith (Retired)
Charleston Police Dept

September 10, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovis, during your tour of duty you served with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

September 10, 2014

I will always remember you as Sgt Matuskovic with the Charleston Police Department. It has been a great honor to serve with you. Your Squad "The Justice League" has turned out to be the heroes that we need. EMT Britton thank you for the lives you saved. Eternally grateful for both of you.

Dispatcher Heather Poole-Hinders
Dispatcher -Charleston Police Department and Charleston County Consoli

September 10, 2014

Rest well.

Explorer Lt. (Former) Jerrod Burris
Macon Co Sheriff's Dept Explorer Post 2214 (1996-2001)

September 10, 2014

A true hero has been felled while serving his community and fellow officers. RIP faithful servant.

Senior Corporal Peter P. Grazer
Kutztown University PD

September 10, 2014

R.I.P. Deputy Joseph Matuskovic: End of Watch: Monday, September 8,
You died assisting your fellow officers in a dangerous situation and you gave your life doing your service for you community. Your watch is over sir and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. Please give our best to our brothers and sisters who have passed before us?

Chief Albert Mares, Retired
Las Vegas City Police

September 10, 2014

Joe you were an amazing deputy. You always gave me advice whether I wanted it or not. I saw you with your children and how much you adored them. For this I am saddened even more for your loss. I believe in The Lord and know you are in a way better place. You have my word that I will not forget your children and step children that you had to leave behind. This wasn't supposed to happen. I am confused and wish I could make sense of it all. I love you.
Shawn James
Charleston County S.O.

Sgt. Shawn P. James
Charleston County Sheriff's Office

September 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. We've got it from here.

Officer Brian Salvi
Pittsboro Police Department

September 10, 2014

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 10, 2014

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