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

I can only hope that the driver of the car is held accountable for this Deputy Sheriff's death as well. God Bless and Godspeed, sir. You will be missed.

Lisa B.

November 4, 2014

My prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Chism.

Karen Stocke
Advanced Correctional Healthcare

November 4, 2014

Dear Matt,
Your loss is so overwhelming. When we received the phone call that you had been shot, Leon rushed to be by your side. I waited for his call to say that you were o.k. But I did not receive the news I desperately wanted to hear. Leon & I and the entire department is devastated by your loss. Leon was so very proud of you. Your eager ambition, always willing to kick in a few doors, never shirking your duties. Always doing your best with great pride. I always enjoyed visiting with you at the office or when you stopped by our house. Every time I asked, "How's your boy?" You would proudly open your phone and show me his picture. You were such a proud daddy. Our hearts ache for Ashley, Hunter, your mom, dad, Josh, your grandma and grandpa and your many family members that I have known most of my life. But don't worry, Ashley & Hunter will always be a part of CCSO family. We will always be there for them, we will keep them safe and close. After all, us cop's wives have to stick together through no matter what life brings us. Matt, I'm so thankful I've had the privilege to have know you, since you were a little bitty squirt. You were a great kid that grew into a fine upstanding officer. Your dad told us the reason why you wanted to become a cop. Because of your 5th grade D.A.R.E. teacher. That you had so much respect for Leon that you wanted to grow up and be just like him. Wow, we had no words, just lots of tears. You became what you wanted to become, and your former D.A.R.E. teacher and now Sheriff became your boss, whom was so proud of you (even when you kicked in the wrong door). You will be forever missed and never forgotten. You made the ultimate sacrifice, but better yet you went above and beyond the call of duty, you eliminated your killer.
You will remain in our hearts forever. We love & miss you

Jan Dwerlkotte
Cedar Co. MO Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte's wife

November 4, 2014

The law enforcement community is truly sadden by the untimely passing of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Chism. 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

November 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 4, 2014

We have your back and the watch now. God bless you and your family. R.I.P.

Lieutenant Curtis Clark
LaGarda Security Services, Flint, MI.

November 4, 2014

Protect us from the heavens brother.

Deputy Mike Soltis
Ingham County Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2014

To Matthew's family, fellow officers, and all who call Matthew beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Chism gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 2, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers to the family and co-workers of Deputy Chism. Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

Corporal John Fisher
Missouri Capitol Police

November 4, 2014

Rest in peace Deputy Chism. You will be remembered for your service to Cedar County

CSO S. Darin
UW-Oshkosh PD, WI

November 4, 2014

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Rest in Peace.

James P Waggle

November 4, 2014

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

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

November 3, 2014

Godspeed Brother...You died fighting the good fight and for that we are all eternally grateful...Please watch over us as you walk the golden beat of Heaven...

POII K. Jarrell

November 3, 2014

Thanks for your service is never enough! For your ultimate sacrifice, Thank You Sir!!! May God send Angels to watch over your wife and child in this time of grief! May God also send Angels to his Brothers to help ease their pain and loss!

Tiffany Muldoon, Thankful Citizen!

November 3, 2014

Rest easy brother may god be by your side.

Supervisor Robert Root
Black hawk protection

November 3, 2014

We are all able to enjoy a reasonably peaceful life because dedicated a officers such as Matthew Chism are prepared to got out and contend with the dark side of society and keep it from our doors. The men and women who form the "thin blue line" deserve our respect and admiration.

Senior Constable ( retired )
Victoria Police ( Australia)

November 3, 2014

As I attended the funeral of our departments fallen officer today and prepare for another funeral for a Placer County Sheriff's Deputy tomorrow, I find we have lost yet another fine warrior. Rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and the men and women in blue on your department.

Detective Chris Rogers (Retired)
Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.

November 3, 2014

You are a true hero. Prayers are sent to your family, friends and co-workers. It has been 10 years since my brother was taken. He worked in St. Louis City, MO. I know there are no words that will help right now but please take comfort in knowing so many people are here for you. Just take one day at a time.

PO Nicholas Sloan's sister EOW 1/30/04

November 3, 2014

Deputy Chism,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

November 3, 2014

The Fordland Police Department would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Matthew Chism. We are more than positive that he will be missed by all he had relations with. Rest in peace Deputy Chism your brothers will take it from here. Thank you.

Capt. Merchant
Fordland Police Department Mo.

November 3, 2014

I'm proud of you, Matt, and so blessed to have known you.

See you soon.

Ivy Smithson

November 3, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Matthew Chism. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Cedar County, Missouri will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the child of Deputy Chism know that their Dad is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us, Deputy Chism, Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

November 3, 2014

There is no greater sacrifice. We will honor your life everyday, by serving our communities and keeping people safe. You served your state with honor and pride. Godspeed brother.

Chief James Cervi
Fordland Police Department

November 3, 2014

Rest easy Matt; thank you for your sacrifice. Take comfort in that your family is being blessed with an outpour of community support. God Bless you Matt.

Deputy Juvenile Officer Dawna Beam
30th Circuit Juvenile Division

November 3, 2014

May the peace of God comfort the family both his immediate and the law enforcement family. Time is what it will take.

PCO Tonya Reliford
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

November 3, 2014

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