Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel

Hudson County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel

Rest in peace brother.


December 27, 2022


I miss you bud. You were one of the few that kept in touch with me after I retired. I still owe you a tub of pretzel sticks. Rest Easy.

Retired Sergeant Bruce Miller
Hudson County Sheriff's Office - Traffic Safety Bureau

October 30, 2022

RIP LT, you will be missed thank you for everything, throughout these years. See you again my friend

Investigator Justin S. Bursztyn
Hudson County Sheriff”s Office K9 Unit

January 27, 2022

Rest in peace.

Former PO. Walter M. Zulinski

January 26, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

January 18, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 18, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 9, 2022

Commander…. you will be greatly missed. Your dedication to this team and this agency will never be forgotten. You were a jack of all trades for us and replacing you will be task that many people will have to do. Thank you for your service and your friendship. Once a Bruin, always a Bruin. Rest In Peace. We have it from here.

Sergeant Juan DePeña
Hudson County Sheriffs SWAT

January 5, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 4, 2022

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

January 4, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

January 3, 2022

Matt I met you when I First came on the job. You were always humble and kind. Although I switched departments you always continued to treat me like family. Thanks for all the help and advice when i was looking to buy a boat. You will be missed terribly. Rest easy my friend

George crispina
Jersey city pd

January 3, 2022

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Vogel. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

January 3, 2022

I met Matt when he first came into 595. He was a great guy that was always willing to help us. He gave his job 100%. He was hard working and dedicated to the Sheriff Department. I last saw him 3 years ago. We were so glad to see each other because I retired and had not seen him for 2 years. I will always remember his shy smile and gentlemanly manner. Rest In Peace my friend. I will miss you but I know that God has a wonderful angel watching over his family. God bless your family and everyone that knew you.

Mrs. Desiree Wheeler
Retired court clerk from 595 Newark Ave. JC

January 2, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lieutenant Matthew Vogel. I am very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Vogel will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 1, 2022

Lieutenant Vogel, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 1, 2022

On behalf of the entire Hudson County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T Team, I thank you for your service, leadership and friendship. You will be missed by all of us. Commander, you rest easy. We got it from here.

Lieutenant Allen Cardona
Hudson County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T..

December 31, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel and the extended law enforcement family of Hudson County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey.

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 2021.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 31, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel! Thank you for your 22 years of service with the Hudson County Sheriff's Office, in New Jersey. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your mother, your stepfather, and your brother during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 30, 2021

Rest in peace Lieutenant Matthew Vogel .
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

December 30, 2021

When I heard the news of you passing I was in complete shock. Days later, I still cannot believe you are no longer with us. You were truly one of the nicest and kindest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. From first meeting you in High School and knowing each other throughout the years, to working in the same County and being our contacts to each other in our departments, you will be missed. Rest in eternal peace my friend.

Sergeant Jeff Lugo
Guttenberg PD NJ

December 30, 2021

To the family, friends and coworkers of Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel; I am terribly sorry for your loss. May God watch over you during this most difficult of times. God's Speed Matthew!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

December 30, 2021

Rest In Peace, Lt Vogel. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 30, 2021

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

December 30, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

December 30, 2021

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