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

Rest In Peace Deputy Chism

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

November 7, 2014



November 7, 2014

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E.Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

November 7, 2014

It was an honor to serve during the services for Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. The thoughts and prayers of the Topeka Police Department are with him, his family, friends and co-workers.

CPL Mitch Campbell
Topeka Kansas Police Department

November 7, 2014

Very saddened to hear of the shocking news of this terrible injustice. The baton of seeking justice has been forwarded from your care, dear fallen brother in-arms, to those who wear the uniform to serve and protect others...

My heart is particuarly saddened for your loved family which must now live their lives without you. May God bless, protect and provide for their needs no longer lovingly suppliied from you...

Thank you for your service...

State Park Ranger Richard J Loaiza
DNR/Division of State Parks

November 7, 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

November 6, 2014

Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here. May God look after your family.

Police Officer Thomas Krause
Portsmouth Police Department ( VA )

November 6, 2014

It was truly an honor to help lead you home today brother. No one really knows the sacrifice of the fallen. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Motor Officer Brian Steen
Springfield (MO) PD

November 6, 2014

Its not right that this man's child and widow have to go on living without him because of scum. I pray you will have peace and comfort and that your child will have plenty of support growing up!


November 6, 2014

On behalf of the U.S. Park Rangers stationed at Buffalo National River, please accept our hearfelt condolences for a fallen brother. Although we did not know him, the position we hold makes us all brothers in spirit.

Karen Bradford-Chief Park Ranger
Buffalo National River-Harrison AR

November 6, 2014

My deepest and most sincere condolences to Officer Chism's family, and to his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Praying over this young family.

Det. Tim G. Mehl (ret)
El Paso Police Dept.

November 6, 2014

Our prayers go to the family blood and blue or Deputy Chism. Thank you for your service as you patrol the streets above us. We'll take it from here.

Deputy Joey Bronson
Barton County Sheriff's Office

November 6, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Chism for your service and dedication to your community. Rest easy, we'll take the watch from here.

Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

November 6, 2014

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

November 6, 2014

God bless Deputy Chism's soul and his wife and child. As Christ went to prepare a table for us, Deputy Chism has too.
Rest in peace.

MAJ Howard N. Williams, Jr. (Retired)
U.S. Army Military Police

November 5, 2014

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother. Thank you for your service.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

November 5, 2014

Rest in peace brother. NCSHP

Master Trooper Raymond Griffin
North Carolina Highway Patrol

November 5, 2014

On behalf of the Carrollton Missouri Police Department, we offer our sincerest condolences and prayers for your family, friends, and coworkers. We did not know you personally, but this close to home hit us hard. All give some, but you gave all. Rest easy, brother.

Captain Christian Cordell
Carrollton Police Department

November 5, 2014

Rest in peace brother....

Deputy Sheriff Robert Sanderson
Taney County Sheriffs Office

November 5, 2014

Rest in peace. My thoughts are with your family.

Trooper Travis Joyce
Washington State Patrol

November 5, 2014

Deputy Chism, thank you for your service. May god bless and keep your family.


November 5, 2014

Another cop killed trying to protect us. Each and everyday these brave women and men go out into the World to do their jobs. when their shift is over they say Amen I am still alive. May his family know he was a hero, protector, brave young man. Thanks much for your service and you the greatest sacrifice ever.


November 5, 2014

Matthew was an exceptional Deputy for the Cedar County Sheriff Office. He loved his job and was deciated not only to it but deciated and loving to his Wife and Son. Matt was our Superhero of our office, and never forgotten. We love and miss you, brother.

Sheriff Dean "Leon" Dwerlkotte
Cedar County Sheriff Office

November 5, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Chad Miner

November 5, 2014

RIP Brother....(salute)

Retired Master Trooper A.D.Dezso

November 4, 2014

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