Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Matthew J. Rittner

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Matthew J. Rittner

May you see God's light on the path ahead
when the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow,
the gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness never turn your heart to stone.
May you always remember when the shadows fall you do not walk alone.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Detective 1st Grade (Retired)
Michael R. Prate Sr.
New York City Police Department
79 Detective Squad

February 7, 2019

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 7, 2019

May God bless your family as they grieve for you! You were obviously a very happy person! Your service to our country is honorable and under appreciated. Americans are safer because of your sacrifice. Even though I didn’t know you, you are my hero.

American citizen, Ohio

February 7, 2019

Semper Fi Brother! We have the Watch. Rest In Peace.

Police Officer Russell Orlando
Union City Police Department

February 7, 2019

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 7, 2019

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference, Marines don’t have that problem. “ -President Ronald Reagan. Brother, your smile was always contagious, weather it was a hot 120 degree day in Iraq, or a frigid day on the streets in Milwaukee. You made a difference with the brothers and sisters your served with in Milwaukee. You made a difference with everyone you served with in the Marines. You made a difference in a war-torn, dusty, hot country full of people you had never met. You made a difference on the streets of Milwaukee. You are my brother and will never be forgotten. Until Valhalla.

Milwaukee Police Officers Erik and Rache
Milwaukee Police Department

February 7, 2019

RIP my Marine and law enforcement brother. My prayers are with your family friends.

Sgt. Lisa Ausmus
Oakland PD

February 7, 2019

Thank you for your service Marine. May you rest in peace. Semper Fi!

Patrolman (Retired) Hugh Hamilton
NYCBP

February 7, 2019

Thank you for protecting and serving this city. You will always be remembered as a hero. RIP Officer Rittner. Praying for your family.

Jodi Wolf
Grateful Citizen of Milwaukee

February 7, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 7, 2019

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

February 7, 2019

RIP Officer Rittner. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. May God give them strength through this sad time. You were a hero and were taken too soon. Salute and Respect.

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

February 7, 2019

Your Service is appreciated! May your family and Department stay strong at this time.

F.T.O. Michael St.Clair II
Chicago Police Department

February 7, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Officer Rittner. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

February 7, 2019

Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Eric BORGHESANI
San Francisco Police Dept.

February 7, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

February 7, 2019

"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

February 7, 2019

Rest easy. Thank you for your service

Lieutenant Casey Jiles
San Bernardino County Sheriff

February 7, 2019

I am very sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Police Officer Matthew Rittner. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the golden streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of Milwaukee Police Department.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

February 6, 2019

Eternal rest for you, my brother.

Major, USMC -retired, Deputy II Glenn Mc
Placer County Sheriff's Office

February 6, 2019

Eternal rest for you, my brother.

Major, USMC -retired, Deputy II Glenn Mc
Placer County Sheriff's Office

February 6, 2019

May Officer Rittner gain immediate entry into God's Kingdom. Prayers have been sent for Officer Rittner, his family and to the Milwaukee Police Department. Godspeed my Brother!

Bobby White,
Deputy Sheriff/Special Agent (retired)
Monterey County California Sheriff's Department/Federal Aviation Administration

February 6, 2019

Rest in Peace, my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 6, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Matthew Rittner. Please know we are eternally grateful for Matthew’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Rittner, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Milwaukee Police Department for Matthew’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Rittner’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

February 6, 2019

RIP BROTHER

Volunteer Firefighter James Hallgrims
Clifton Volunteer Firefighter

February 6, 2019

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