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

RIP Brother. He survived tours with the war on terror only to be killed at home. This man is a true hero, where is the general public outcry for his sacrifice? Rest easy brother!

Deputy J. Fitzgerald
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2019

God speed......

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

February 10, 2019

May God bless your family and your department at this time. I was shot during the execution of a search warrant. This job can be very dangerous! Peace and Love!

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

February 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Criminal Investigator Greg Kouba
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria, Texas

February 9, 2019

Thank-you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank-you for being willing to lay down your life so that those of us who remain can live in safety and peace. I grieve for the loss your family and friends are feeling, and I pray that they will feel the love and support of the community.
Great love has no one than this than to lay down his life for his friends.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

February 9, 2019

Rest easy my Brother.

Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office NM Retired.

February 9, 2019

To the family of Police Officer Matthew Rittner, friends, Chief of Police Alfonso Morales and the
Milwaukee Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your heats and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for service.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not parish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 / "Blessed is the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

February 9, 2019

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff (Retired)

February 9, 2019

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

February 9, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

February 9, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your friends and family find peace in your life of service to your Country, and community.

Officer Danny Taylor - Wichita PD (KS)
Wichita PD (KS)

February 8, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

February 8, 2019

Thank you for your service to your community and your ultimate sacrifice. You will forever be remembered.

Patrol Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department-Illinois

February 8, 2019

RIP BROTHER GOD SPEED TO GOD SPEED TO AND YOUR FAMILY!!

Stephen Bruet PPO
NCDPS

February 8, 2019

Officer Rittner, So sorry for your LODD and the Ultimate Sacrifice that you made to the citizens of Milwaukee. 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.

February 8, 2019

May God Bless your family, friends and coworkers officer.

Deputy 2135 Samuel Ferguson
Milam County Texas Sheriff Office

February 8, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Rittner. Thank you for your Service!
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2019

God speed my brother. We got it from here, thank you for your service.

Police Officer III Edna Veloz
Los Angeles Police Department

February 8, 2019

Thank you for your service Officer Rittner, may you Rest In Peace.

Recruit R Condo
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy Session 66 Schenectady N.Y.

February 8, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office Pittsylvania County Virginia

February 7, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office Pittsylvania County Virginia

February 7, 2019

Rittner family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Rittner thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Country,Community and Department. Most of all for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept.
Cuyahoga Falls,Oh

February 7, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Matthew Rittner, of the Milwaukee Police Department, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, February 4, 2019. Father God, have mercy on us and their souls. Rest easy my Brother-in-Blue. We will take it from here! Now, join the Lord and rejoice in Paradise! God speed! Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Ordained / Licensed as an Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

February 7, 2019

Final Salute Officer Rittner. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

February 7, 2019

“Marines”

You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
1968

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 7, 2019

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