Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Matthew Horton

Ocean County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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Reflections for Sergeant Matthew Horton

Sgt. Horton
You were an incredible Sgt. and a great friend and a kind soul. You will certainly be missed! Semper Fidelis Marine Thank you for always being kind to your officers and showing true leadership and true loyalty as a friend. God Bless you and your family!

Retired Corporal 108
OCSD

March 22, 2022

Sgt. Horton,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 20, 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

"Semper Fi"

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

March 18, 2022

Rest In Peace Sergeant Matthew Horton, and thank you for keeping America safe! May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

March 9, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

March 9, 2022

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Sergeant Matthew Horton.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

March 9, 2022

Sergeant Horton, 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. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

March 5, 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)
Civilian

March 4, 2022

Hero never forgotten Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

March 3, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Sergeant Horton and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Ocesn Beach Sheriff’s Offlice, New Jersey. May HOD give peace, comfort, and comfort to his family, friends , and associates for their loss, RIP Brother.

Chico Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

March 2, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Matthew Horton. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Horton to this nation and the people of New Jersey will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

March 2, 2022

Rest in peace, Sergeant Horton. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

March 2, 2022

R.I.P Sergeant Matthew Horton

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

March 2, 2022

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



End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 2022.



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 Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 2, 2022

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 Horton, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from complications of this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Sergeant Horton for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

March 2, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

March 1, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a final resting 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

March 1, 2022

SEMPER FI MARINE

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

March 1, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 1, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 1, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Matthew Horton! Thank you for your over 14 years of service with the Ocean County Sheriff's Office, in New Jersey, and for your service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your four children 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!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

March 1, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 1, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Matthew Horton during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sergeant Matthew Horton.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 1, 2022

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

March 1, 2022

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