Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 6, 2019

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Reflections for Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti

Rest in peace young 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 Trooper Gatti during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

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

July 9, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Matthew Gatti on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort during this time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Trooper Matthew Gatti .

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

June 5, 2019

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

June 3, 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

May 28, 2019

Rest in peace Tpr. Gatti. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the THP during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 23, 2019

Rest In Peace brother. Thoughts, prayers and condolences are with your family, your department and the community you courageously served.

You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Travis Pobuda
Maple Grove Police Department, Minnesota

May 20, 2019

R.I.P. Brother Gatti!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

May 19, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Joseph Hart-Bowley

May 18, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Trooper Gatti, may God bless you and keep you my brother. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother and please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here !!

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

May 14, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Gatti. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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

May 14, 2019

Rest in Peace brother, the brothers in blue with the Anaheim PD and California Highway Patrol have it from here.

Rest easy brother.

-Supporter, Anaheim PD/California HP Santa Ana Division.

Nathaniel DeVries-Hensley
Anaheim Police Department

May 14, 2019

Trooper Gatti, only our good Lord would know why He has taken you back to Him when you are just beginning your life on earth. Perhaps, He saw something good in you and He would like to have you on His team. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 13, 2019

The Abilene Police Department extends their condolences to the family, friends, & coworkers of Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti. His death reminds us of the fragility of life and we pause to recognize his time of service & commitment.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

May 13, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper, we’ve got it from here.

Trp. Justin Williams
Arkansas State Police

May 12, 2019

Rest In Peace brother! We’ve got watch from here

Patrolman Dillon Hicks
Mountain City Police Department

May 12, 2019

Trooper Gatti,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper.

Sergeant William Carver
Memphis police Department

May 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

May 10, 2019

To the family of Trooper Gatti, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Trooper Gatti made the ultimate sacrifice for his family and community. We have truly lost a hero. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Recruit Lauren McClain
Shelby County Sheriff’s Officer

May 10, 2019

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

May 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Sgt. CCB (Ret)
USPP

May 9, 2019

To the family of Trooper Mathew Gatti, friends and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee.
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 your service.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3: 16 & 17
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

May 9, 2019

"Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
President George H.W. Bush
Rest in peace brother, God Speed.

Sgt. C.M. Grubbs
Harrisonburg Police Department(Va.)

May 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.

May 8, 2019

You are our beloved Brother. Godspeed Trooper Gatti. Rest easy, we will take it from here.

Troop D
THP Fall Branch District

May 8, 2019

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