Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Matthew Walker Blansett

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Reflections for Detective Matthew Walker Blansett

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Blansett. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 2022

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

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 15, 2022

Det. Blansett,

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

September 2, 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

September 1, 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 Detective, Matthew Walker Blansett, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective 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

August 29, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 29, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

August 27, 2022

Detective Blansett, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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 loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

August 27, 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

August 27, 2022

Rest in Peace Detective Blansett. 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

August 26, 2022

I pass through that area often and each time going forward, I will recall you and your service to your fellow neighbors in your community. I know you are now enjoying a world without new problems to tackle each day, reports to follow up on and where the streets are made of gold. Thank you for all the good you did and lives you touched.

Lieutenant Scott Worsham
Owens Cross Roads, AL Police

August 26, 2022

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

August 26, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective Matthaw Walker Blansett and the extended law enforcement family of the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee.



End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 26, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

August 25, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Detective Blansett and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

August 25, 2022

Rest In Peace Detective Blansett, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother, we have the watch.

TERRY FRANCIS ZECH OFC RET
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DETROIT MICHIGAN

August 25, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 25, 2022

Praying prayers of comfort, hope and peace for the family and frineds of Detective Blansett. I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam Mainhart
Widow of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

August 25, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

August 25, 2022

I still don’t know what to say. You were a [email protected]^n good friend and cop. Glad I had the opportunity to know and work alongside you for so many years. Love you man.

Josh Winters
Hamilton County Sheriffs Office

August 25, 2022

Matt was a true friend to all .. his work was his work.. The kindness he showed to his community was as beyond awesome.. I will always remember his kindness shown towards me when things were a “little crazy” … he was the one who gave me hope .. the one who seemed to feel my sadness at the time .. I will never forget him

Cynthia Wilkerson

August 25, 2022

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NC II

August 25, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 25, 2022

Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

August 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Matt Blansett. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 25, 2022

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