Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno

It’s crazy to think it has been 4 years. I still miss calling you and swapping stories about the job. I have your photo hanging in my patrol car and when I see it, I can’t help smiling thinking about how you always made me laugh. You will always be missed.

Corporal Thomas Moser
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office (Academy mates)

December 14, 2022

Thinking about you today, Son, it's been 4 years now that you were taken away.
I keep thinking to myself.
You are in a better place now and you have no more worries.
Pray for us. and always remember...We Love you and Miss you...

edward d moreno
retired State of Colorado

December 12, 2022

..and I am certain on this day his heavenly Father said... "welcome home son, it is December 12 2018. The day I was expecting you..."

Ed moreno retired

December 12, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Moreno.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 28, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Moreno. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Las Animas County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 8, 2019

God bless you for your service. Rest peacefully. Condolences to your family.

Natalie Anthony

January 7, 2019

When a Police Officer is killed, the entire nation mourns.
You, Sir, shall never be forgotten.

Dallas Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

December 28, 2018

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

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 27, 2018

Sgt. Moreno,

I didn't know you, but still your loss is felt throughout all of Colorado. Thank you for your service, brother. We will take the watch from here.

Correctional Officer Christopher Bonham
Colorado Department of Corrections

December 24, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
J. Davis

December 22, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant Moreno. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2018

Sergeant Moreno - I am truly sorry for your family, friends, and co-workers. Dying at anytime, doing this job, is bad enough; but losing your life at what is supposed to be the happiest time of the year is just sad. So many lives are impacted by this terrible tragedy. I pray that you are at peace and that your partners, Deputies Lopez & Gomez, are recovering from their injuries.

Thank you for your service to the residents of Las Animas County and to the people of the State of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. Kieth Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD Sgt.)

December 18, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant Matthew Moreno, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2018

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

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

December 18, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Matthew.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

December 18, 2018

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

December 17, 2018

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

December 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

December 17, 2018

Rest in Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 17, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

December 16, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Matthew's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 16, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Moreno during this time of tragic and sudden loss. Prayers also for the recovering deputies as well as the family of the one lost from the other vehicle.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

December 16, 2018

R.I.P. Brother Moreno!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 15, 2018

Thank you Sergeant Moreno or your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Colorado. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 15, 2018

Sgt. Moreno, So sorry to hear about your LODD as the result of a vehicular accident. May GOD bless you and your family (Blood & Blue) abundantly. You will be missed but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Brother!!!

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

December 15, 2018

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