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

I miss you brother and thank you for always having my back and being not only a great friend but a mentor. Love you brother and keep watch over all of us.

Ofc Christopher Davis
Past (Charleston County Sheriffs Office)

September 26, 2014

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 22, 2014

R.I.P. Deputy Matuskovic, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

September 22, 2014

God's peace and speed Deputy Matuskovic. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 21, 2014

A man’s life is not measured by his wealth or status, but by what he does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic. I will not forget his sacrifice and what he stood for, as a man, a fiancée, a father, a son, a friend and as a LEO.

Western Australia Police

September 20, 2014

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

September 20, 2014

My heart is grieving for the loss of this daddy, son, co-worker, and friend. As a surviving daughter, too, this loss is so great, especially for three so young. But his life was full of purpose and a passion to help others. I want his two precious girls and his son, to always know their daddy loved them to the moon and back, lived as a hero, and made a difference to all he helped. And to his parents, the loss of your child...unimaginable. Condolences. And to his CCSO brothers and sisters, your honoring of him was remarkable and overwhelming. May you begin healing from this great loss. Continued prayers. May you rest well, sir.

V. Wright
Surviving Daughter, Ptl. William Bell Summerville PD

September 20, 2014

The law enforcement community is truly sadden by the untimely passing of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Matuskovic. We would also like to thank him for his service. May his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 57
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 19, 2014

Prayers and Blessings for the Immediate Family as well as the Department Family of this HERO Officer.

Disabled/Retired CO M Cubberly
Huds Cnty Dept of Public Safety / Division of Corrections

September 19, 2014

Rest in Peace my brother it is our watch now.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.


Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

September 19, 2014

To, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic, thank you for your selfless service, diligence, and hard work while on watch. We are grateful for the sacrifices that you have made to keep the peace. On behalf of the Heald Capstone Class of 2014 we would like to offer our prayers to you and your loved ones in this time of heartache.

Heald Capstone 2014

September 18, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 16, 2014

I pray for Deputy Matuskovic's familly, department, friends, and all of those affected by this tragedy. There are no words that I can say to ease your pain or answer your questions. I just pray that God will give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Matthew 5:9 "Belssed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God."

Master Deputy Josh Gencarelli
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2014

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

September 16, 2014

R.I.P Deputy Matuskovic. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Family Member - LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ

September 16, 2014

Your sacrifice will forever be remembered. Rest easy brother.

Officer Jake Schwenk
Carolina Beach, NC

September 15, 2014

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Matuskovic, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 15, 2014

RIP Brother.Thank you for what you have given. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, your family & friends and your agency. God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen, N.J. P.D.

September 15, 2014

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalms 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

September 15, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co - workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2014

Thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you, your friends, family, and law enforcement family. Rest easy brother....


September 15, 2014

I honestly think we need to start getting citizens that have military background and or professional backgrounds that want to be a part of LE to be sworn in after training and a good background check, as reserve officers. We need to have a few million more officers that are citizens and commissioned on our streets. That is the link between full time and regular citizens. With more reserve officers on staff and in our communities there would be more safety. This is a war on violent crime.Why are we not putting more into our reserve ranks. These people could have intel on subjects that a fulltime officer wouldnt have. We need to add millions of reserve officers to our ranks. Thats my opinion and there will be more officer safety. God bless this officer. Lets stop these men and women from being added to the KIA list and do something about it... Thank you

Patrolman First Class-PHIL MARTINEZ

September 15, 2014

Rest in Peace Deputy Matuskovic. Prayers for your family and your work family. My daughter and son-in-law worked with you and are so saddened. My prayers to Mr. Britton's (no relation) family o you loss.

Karen Britton
Mother of co-workers

September 14, 2014

RIP brother Joseph.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

September 14, 2014


"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of that blue fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and hold that blue line. I will continue my watch from above."


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO (NV)
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV

September 14, 2014

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