Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Matt John Faber

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 1988

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Reflections for Officer Matt John Faber

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

August 23, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 23, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

August 23, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Faber.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

September 4, 2019

Those of us college friends called you Matt. I remember you well, Matt, from those many years ago at IUPUI. I remember reading about your death after seeing the report on the evening's TV news. I was shocked to hear of your death! I'm sure, ALL our class-mates were shocked. We were all such a tight knit group of friends. Thank you for your service to the community, and the sacrifice you made. Lost were all the future contributions you were sure to make. You were such a fine young man, and you'll always be one of my heroes.

Administrator Kent Weaver
Howard County Health Department

January 30, 2019

Officer Faber,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Indianapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

August 22, 2018

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

August 23, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 22, 2017

Gone but not forgotten. Peacefully rest

Sergeant Leslie Weidenhammer
Collier County Sheriff's Office

November 14, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 22, 2016

Was thinking of Matt today. I remember our time at IUPUI, Camp Brosius and your sense of humor. I cannot believe it has been over 27 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten!

Sgt. Leslie Weidenhammer
Collier County Sheriff's Office

January 5, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 22, 2015

Eternal Rest

Your sacrifice is not forgotten, Matt!!!!!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 22, 2014

Every time I learn of another fallen officer I think of you. I remember vividly the shock of hearing the news the day you passed. I remember our days at IUPUI together, and your soon to be wife Jan. I won't forget you, and that you died in service to your community. I hope someday to see you both again at good 'ole Camp Brosius up in Heaven.

Kent W. Weaver, Administrator
Howard County Health Department

July 13, 2014

Every time I learn of the sacrifice of another police officer, I think of you Matt. That day I remember the shock of hearing of your passing, and unfortunately I knew immediately it had to be you ... I thought of Jan. I didn't know until today she is also serving. I have very fond memories of you both, and those many days we shared together at IUPUI. If the Lord wills it, we will meet again at Camp Brosius. (in Heaven)

Bless you both and thank you for your service!

Kent Weaver, Administrator
Howard County Health Department

July 11, 2014

IMPD lost another officer this past week and every time there is a serious assault of a law enforcement officer in the area it brings back memories of Matt Faber. He was a good friend from college and I know of no one who met Matt who did not like him. He was so good at setting people at ease around him. I will never forget him.

Lt. Matthew Shrum
Marion County Sheriff Office

July 9, 2014

It's been 25 years and yet it often seems like everything happened this August. I'm not a LEO, just a paramedic who's been here in the city for a very long time. So many of us were involved that night. Time passes and your loss becomes easier to get passed, but the pain and void remain. I haven't forgotten you or your sacrifice. Thank you. Sadly, it seems the list of remembrances continues to grow. Maybe one day it will stop.

Rest easy.

Wishard EMS/IEMS

September 24, 2013

I can't believe it has been 25 years since you have left us. We have never forgotten you nor will we ever!!! My family loves you unconditionally. I will ALWAYS keep your memory alive as long as I'm alive. I love you John and will always love you.

Sergeant Jan M Faber

September 8, 2013

Thinking of you in an eternal summer... Rest In Heavenly Peace

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 22, 2013

Johnny, you were and always will be a special part of my life. You meant everything to me; you were a true friend. We shared so much, especially in the last days - I remember always asking you about your vest as you started each shift, praying that you were safe each time you left for work..I remember you calling me from the lobby of 120 E. Market during the PanAm games to come down and all of the people in my office thought I was in trouble because there was a police officer in the lobby asking for me...I remember late night cards with your family and mine. I have not been able to talk about any of this or how you changed my life...I met you at Ben Davis and when you graduated I remember watching you going to college and watching you study with notes you had recorded on an old cassette recorder...I can still hear your voice. You were willing to accept my son, Josh, into your life. You are very special to me and because of you I hold all law enforcement with very high regard. You were more than a friend and for the time we were together, I will always be grateful.

Julie Doyle-Cooney
Close friend and confidante

July 11, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Faber. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

Your example of bravery and devotion to duty will always be remembered. Our prayers are for you and for your whole family. You are held in memory and in extremely high regard.

Mary Wilson, retired patrolman

August 5, 2012

I am still amazed that the man only got 7 years!! Had you not gone to the door the same thing would have happened only he would have done it from afar. The life of a policeman is double precious, they are our freedom!

IPD Civiolian

September 13, 2011

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