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Detective Matthew Lawrence Tarentino

Summit Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Reflections for Detective Matthew Lawrence Tarentino

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always and may God Bless and watch over your family always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 30, 2021

Detective, rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 3 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Detective Tarentino,

This week kicks off Police Week. It was cancelled due to Covid 19 and I was disappointed that I could not attend this year as in years past. As I enjoyed the night at a tiki bar located in my neighborhood in Wesley Chapel FL, I had the chance to meet a bartender who noticed my Thin Blue Line wedding band. He inquired about the ring and it sparked a conversation. That bartender was your brother Mark. We shared a connecting conversation and I dedicated my shot in your memory. I can tell your brother misses you dearly. Matthew may you Never be Forgotten! Thank you for your sacrifice!

Cpl Jimmy Owens
Tampa Police Department

May 14, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Tarentino.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 7, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Matthew was killed in the line of duty.

To the Tarentino family, fellow deputies, 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Tarentino gave to his community and the citizens of New Jersey and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 30, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 8, 2018

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture Acts 24:15-"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous andAnd I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection+ of both the righteous and the unrighteous the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

Det. Tarentino,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Summit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 30, 2018

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