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

you left us so soon and so young.

Steve Ioannou..PO
Metropolitan DC

August 3, 2023

My heart is broken for you and your family. You are a true protector and hero.
God hold you in His arms and surround your family as they live on this earth without you now.
May they feel your spirit forever.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

August 3, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Matthew Hare and the extended law enforcement family of the Easley Police Department, South Carolina.

End of Watch Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

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 3, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Matthew Hare, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer 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 3, 2023

RIP Officer Hare. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Easley

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

August 3, 2023


Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez

August 3, 2023

All for one and one for all,
My brother and my friend,
What fun we have,
What time we share,
Brothers til the end.

Author unknown

Sergeant A. Williamson
Merseyside Police, Roads Policing Unit, United Kingdom

August 3, 2023

RIP Brethren and heartfelt condolences to the family

Ssa1 Jerome Battye

August 3, 2023

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

August 3, 2023

May God lift up the family of our fallen as he was such a heretic outstanding example of who and what we all should exemplify daily . God’s blessings to his family and the Police Departments in this world.

Captain Laprincess Jenkins
Fulton County Sheriff Office

August 3, 2023

Rest in Paradise, my brother, my best friend and my partner. Will miss all our times together on shift. You have showed me the definition of a true officer. Thank you for your sacrifice. I love you

PTL. Rackley
Easley Police Department

August 3, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Hare.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2023

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

August 3, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Matthew Hare. Please know we are eternally grateful for Matthew’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Matthew Hare, 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 Easley Police Department in Easley, South Carolina for Matthew’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also 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 Police Officer Matthew’s 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 (Retired)
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

August 3, 2023

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

August 2, 2023

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 2, 2023

Officer Hare thank you for your service to the department and the community you served. We got it from here.

Ret. Officer Eric Hiatt
Pilot Mountain Police Department

August 2, 2023

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol 5342 ( retired )

August 2, 2023

Rest Easy Brother

Officer/EMT Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

August 2, 2023

Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

August 2, 2023

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Officer Matthew Hare

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

August 2, 2023

To young!!

(Former) Potawatomi County Sheriff Deput

August 2, 2023

God bless you Officer Matthew Hare, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Easley Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

August 2, 2023

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May god bless your family with extreme strength during this hard time. If everyone was half a person you were Officer Hare, the world would be a better place.

Sgt. Nickolai Vanvoolavye

August 2, 2023

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 2, 2023

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