Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Eugene Yates

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 24, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Matthew Eugene Yates

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

To honor Deputy Sheriff Yates, 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 Clark County Sheriff's Office in Springfield, Ohio 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 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates’ family.

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.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

July 25, 2022

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates 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 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates.

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

July 25, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

July 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Yates. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Yates Family and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

July 25, 2022

Officer Yates: Thanks for your long and distinguished service to the citizens of Clark County. May your loved ones and fellow officers know that you fell doing something that you loved--while knowing as well that you were making a significant impact to your fellow citizens everyday of your life.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

July 25, 2022


Police Officer Antoine Thomas
Wilson’s Mills PD

July 25, 2022

Rest In Peace, Deputy Yates. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 25, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 25, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Timothy Robert Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol 5342 ( retired )

July 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates! Thank you for your 15 years of service with the Clark County Sheriff's Office, in Ohio. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family 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

July 25, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

July 25, 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 vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a grieving yet grateful 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

July 25, 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 Deputy, Matthew Yates, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

July 25, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother, Matt Yates. The days ahead are going to be tough and trying for all of us as we say are goodbyes. You will be forever missed but NEVER forgotten and you died a true HERO!! You now watch over us all as our Angel while we pick up the pieces to carry on to Protect and Serve.
Love you Brother

Deputy G. Bennett
Clark County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

July 25, 2022

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your department.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Oklahoma National Memorial Museum Security

July 25, 2022

Prayers for his family and department.
Thank You for Your unselfish sacrifice and service, Sir.

Rest easy and we’ll take it from here.

Sgt. W. Hall

July 25, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Yates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2022

Only the police and the soldier run toward gun fire. Thank you to all you Clark County officers who protect my daughter and her family in Clark County, Ohio.

Wayne Dyer, Det. Sgt. (retired)
Vermont State Police

July 25, 2022

BIG Yates...Thank you for everything. I am so grateful our roads crossed in life.. We will see each other again..That 1st breakfast is on me.

Sergeant Tim Durham

July 25, 2022

RIP sir.

Mr Tom Noga
City of Cleveland

July 25, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 25, 2022

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