Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Scott Chism

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Matthew Scott Chism

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Deputy Chism I had the honor of escorting your wife and son at Reagan National Airport for Police Memorial ceremonies this week. Your son is a wonderful "young man" full of excitement who will always be proud of his hero! Thank you for your sacrifice and godspeed. RIP Brother

Sgt T Ott
Anne Arundel County (MD) Police

May 12, 2017

A true American Hero, who gave his life protecting his fellow citizens. May the comfort that only God can give, cover his family.

Edward Hill
Father of Dep. Barry Hill, EOW 12-4-2000

May 2, 2016

May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this tragic time!

Trooper - Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

November 2, 2015

God bless you my young brother. Prayers for your family and your family in Law Enforcement...

Sgt. Cherie Green
Deer Park, Texas (retired)

November 2, 2015

Rest in peace brother, thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Chism during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

November 2, 2015

Tomorrow morning two of my fellow officers and I leave for Virginia to join the rest of our chapter for the Police Unity Tour. I will be riding in honor of Deputy Chism, and I will carry the knowledge of his sacrifice with me for the entire journey to the memorial.

Sergeant Tim Anderson
Leawood Police Department

May 7, 2015

My 12 year-old daughter had the unique privilege of participating in a choir composed of over three hundred middle-school-aged children this evening - 13 April 2015 in Moberly Mo, who performed a song written in honor of this exalted servant of the people, by his older brother. He was also present to direct the piece. I'm inclined to believe that Officer Chism was in their midst as well.
I hope that someone made a quality video of the event. In my mind, in lieu of the heartfelt circumstances, it should have been accorded national exposure...

M. Martin
A mornful but grateful citizen

April 13, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. 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 Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 4, 2015

I participated in the Jersey City, NJ Police Department's (JCPD) "A Walk to Remember" on Saturday at Liberty State Park. The walk honored the 118 officers that lost their lives in 2014 nationwide. I had the privilege of holding Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism's Memorial Sign during the walk. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Rich O'Brien

January 20, 2015

It was an honor to serve with this exceptional young man. He will never be forgotten.

Lieutenant Kevin Lowe
Cedar County Sheriff's Office

December 21, 2014

"Work For A Cause , Not For Applause
Live Life To Express, Not To Impress
Don't Strive To Make Your Presence Noticed
Make Your Absence Felt"
I will miss my son Matthew Chism so much.
He was an awesome husband, father, and son.
Peace Be with you EOW 11-02-14

Pam Chism

December 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother in the Arms of our Lord

John Tomaino Sr. Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs Office Youngstown, ohio

November 24, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the dear family and friends of Deputy Chism. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

November 22, 2014

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

Deputy CA Travis Bird
City of Fredericksbug

November 21, 2014

Matt loved this poem

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place.Show respect to all people and grovel to none.When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fool sand robs the spirit of its vision.When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Chief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation

Deputy Clay Jeffries
Cedar County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2014

May your family be blessed until such time you are together again. Thank you officer Chism. We are diminished with your loss.

E. Aitken co retired
utah dept of corrections

November 14, 2014

RIP brother, my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. Prayers for comfort and peace in this time of need.

Deputy Luke McDonald
Grand County Sheriff's Dpt, Colorado

November 13, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.


November 12, 2014

A salute to a hero.
Thank you for your dedication and service.
Heartfelt condolences to your family.
May God's love protect and watch over them.

PJ Ross
Cop's mom

November 12, 2014

God's peace and speed Deputy Chism. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

November 11, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism rest in peace. You are
now a member of an elite group "The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes". There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his ellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Matthew will be in
the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others,they welcome you to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces. Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

November 9, 2014

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Patrolman Karl Lessmann
Akron (OH) PD

November 8, 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.

Corrections Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)- ACF

November 7, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

November 7, 2014

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