Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Matthew Hare

Easley Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Matthew Hare

Our Heavenly Father, I pray for the Hare family, friends and co-workers. I know the grief and pain is great. I ask that you draw them under your wings and I lift them up to you for courage, comfort and Your grace. Father may each one allow You to help them in the days ahead to have strength and courage as they go through each day.. I pray in Jesus Name. AMEN

Chaplain James Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

August 8, 2023

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Matthew Hare 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 Police Officer Matthew Hare.

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

August 7, 2023

The Marines guarding Heaven's gates have them wide open for you and St. Peter will roll out the red carpet for you to meet the Almighty who will welcome you with our stretched arms.
He who gives his life for another will be rewarded.
My condolences to your family, friends and your brother officers.

Retired Patrolman Jim Barr

August 7, 2023

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 7, 2023

To the Family and Department:

My heart breaks for all of you. May it help in some small way knowing others care.

Kay Denning DeVanie Wood
Mother of fallen officer Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie EOW 4/2/0

August 7, 2023


Timothy Donovan
Personal, son and grandson of police officers

August 6, 2023

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

August 6, 2023

Beyond tragic. I’m sorry your time was cut short Officer Hare. You are a true hero, who gave his life to save a member of the community. It should never have happened that way, and you should still be with us, but you will always be remembered for your service and heroism. Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

Trooper J. Riley
NH State Police

August 6, 2023

Rest in peace, Officer Hare. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 5, 2023

True hero. Did what Law Enforcement Officers promise to do. That is to protect and serve.
Prayers for his family, his Department and all Law Enforcement Officers. True American hero.

Retired PSO/FTO James Turner
North Augusta Dept.of Public Safety

August 5, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Matthew Hare. I know 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 Easley Police Department, South Carolina.

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

August 5, 2023

O God of Peace, so many of America’s Peace Officers who are on the front lines to protect us never make it back home to their families. We pray for these fallen law enforcement officers, Lord God, who gave their lives for us. We pray for the families of these heroes, who have to now endure life without their loved one. Lord God, society tries to move forward, but there is always bloodshed occurring. We approach Your throne of glory and grace to beg of You for peace. Lord God, bring peace to this land – the United States of America. We plead for Your divine intervention to quiet our hearts and unify our communities. Stop the violence that occurs amid our cities. We thank You for all America’s Peace Officers who have died protecting us, and ask that You send an everlasting peace so that America’s Peace Officers on the streets may be safe and return home to their loved ones at the end of their assigned shifts. In Christ Jesus, Your blessed Son, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, FCPO-USA, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

August 4, 2023

Rest in peace brother.

Judge /Magistrate/SC Trooper Sheridan Ly

August 4, 2023

God bless this officer’s family and friends

Police Officer Darryl Welch
Marlin Police Department

August 4, 2023

Makes me sad that you lost your life in the line of duty while being on the job for so short of a time. May you forever rest in peace, and know that you will always be remembered and loved.

Senior Officer Jacob Honeycutt
Heber City Police Department

August 3, 2023

Just terrible. This is when your FTO should be more in charge. Officer safety is our primary responsibility and the safety of your trainee should come first. Just plain sad and terrible. Should never had happened.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

August 3, 2023

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace Officer Matthew Hare. Our condolences to your family and colleagues.

K. Wong
EBRPD Police Department

August 3, 2023

S/Trp Retired
George D Lloyd
South Carolina Highway Patrol

August 3, 2023

Our Heavenly Father, I pray for your comfort, strength and courage for this family, police department and community. The days ahead will be difficult as many will remember this young man's life and sacrifice. Father, be with them, bless them and carry them through each second of each day. I pray in Jesus Name. AMEN

Chaplain James Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

August 3, 2023

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother .

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

August 3, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

August 3, 2023

Rest In Peace Police Officer Matthew Hare! Thank you for your 5 months of service with the Easley Police Department, in South Carolina. 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 and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

August 3, 2023

Rest in peace, brother.

Patrolman Kurtis Dimitres
Truro Massachuessts

August 3, 2023

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but by how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Easley Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 3, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 3, 2023

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