Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Pierson

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Matthew Pierson

Mike you truly are a hero. You had been through so much in your short life and I have never been prouder. I know your mom was there with open arms ready to see her son again even though it was way too soon. Still missing you bud

. Crystal DPD
C. Robinson

February 23, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

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

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

November 20, 2023

On behalf of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy we express our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 25, 2023

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

October 12, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. "In valor there is hope."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

October 11, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Pierson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 22, 2023

You were taken away from us way too soon. RIP Officer Pierson and thank you for your Service.

Michael S Callihan

September 16, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 12, 2023

The Lord asked who shall I send you answered me send me! You packed a lot into those 5 days of service. Rest easy the department will comfort your family and friends. Prayers for all.


September 11, 2023

Thank you sir for your service R. I. P❤️

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

September 8, 2023

Rest in peace brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 7, 2023

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Matthew Pierson

Sgt. Randy Keenan (retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

September 7, 2023

My heart is broken with the loss of Deputy Matt Pierson. He was an awesome cadet, and he was ready to protect and serve his community.

He will be missed by his classmates, HCC Class 22E, the instructors, and myself, but God had other plans and needed him more.

We will love and treasure the memories of Matt's witty, charming, and bigger than life personality.

God bless you, Matt, and I'll see you again someday.

Ms. Gardner

Coordinate/Instructor/Police Officer Ca
Houston Committee College Police Academy

September 6, 2023

This so tragic, far far too young. RIP Officer

Mother of fallen officer Barbara Bogush

September 5, 2023

R.I.P. Deputy. You earned your Wings sir!!!!

Timothy Donovan
Personal, son and grandson of police officers

September 5, 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

September 5, 2023

Bless you brother and your family.

Officer Buc Weaver

September 4, 2023

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but by how he lived! A great man has secured a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you for your law enforcement service, to your family, and to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 3, 2023

RIP brother.

Deputy Joshua Farmer
Montgomery County Tx Constable Precinct 4

September 3, 2023

Rest peacefully my dear brother

Lieutenant Greg Kouba, Victoria Co. SO,
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

September 3, 2023

SIP gone too soon thank you for your service.

Former Corrections Officer NYC Edwin Fel
New York City Dept of Corrections

September 3, 2023

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, 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, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Certified Independent Christian Law Enforcement Chaplain
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 3, 2023

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

To honor Deputy Sheriff Pierson, 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 Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Center, Texas for Matthew’s partner and fellow deputies. 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 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Pierson’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

September 3, 2023

I’m so sorry for your family and friends! Please rest in peace and or your meeting with the almighty. You were to young! Times like this life does not seem fair. Thank you for your service! Go bless!

Retired Deputy Sheriff Dustan Thompson
Green Lake County in Wisconsin

September 2, 2023

Thank you for your service Deputy Pierson. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow deputies during this tragic time.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

September 2, 2023

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