Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John W. Mathews

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer John W. Mathews



northeastern Ill university PD

May 21, 2006

Hey pops!! All of us are doing the Walk to Remember tomorrow! I'm really excited I think it's a great way to honor you and your memory. I have spent a lot of my time since you've been gone hashing over the details of your death, and why it happened. I realize now that, I have to let all of that anger go and focus on the person you were: a shining star, a man among men, and most of all my hero! I LOVE YOU... I'm sure you'll be walking w/ us tomorrow:)

May 5, 2006

So much time has passed,but yet it seems like yesturday. I wish you could be here to see how beautiful, kind, intelligent and wonderful our kids are you would burst with joy. I know you watch over all of us and I know in my heart that you do see us all and are so very proud, we love you and miss you still so terribly. Till we see each other again my love.

December 2, 2005

Hey Dad, Joey again, well the Cop thing didn't work out...however I did get promoted in the Marines!!! I'm supposed to pick up again in January (Sergeant). Anyways, i'm a loan officer now for a mortgage company, good money, learning to take care of myself, I wish you were here to see Annie, Johnny and I grow, but i know your lookin down smiling...Just wanted to stop by and say I love you..well Love you Dad.

Corporal Joseph Mathews
United States Marine Corps

September 29, 2005

Hi Johnny.....the family talks about you all the time. Your son, John, oh my god, is just like you, like a clone. Laura & the kids are with us all the time and we are very close. We miss you terribly. Dad still has a hard time after 17years. Love you

Susan - sister

March 9, 2005

Rest In Peace John , Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We will carry on the fine tradition of the department. Rest In Peace .

Police Officer
Chicago Poice Dept.

December 5, 2004

Well Dad, I never got the chance to get to know you, but i've learned some from others, but never everything i'd like to know. I will be start testing for police departments in October and I hope I can carry on the proud Mathews name you made a legacy. I miss you, and love you.

LCpl Joseph Mathews
United States Marine Corps Reserve

August 20, 2004

You are missed so much by so many people. Even though I never got a chance to get to know you because i was so young when you died, I feel like I do because my dad talks about you so much. He misses his brother more than anything in the world and would do anything to get you back.

Nicole Mathews

July 30, 2004

I went to grade school with Johnny and moved in third grade. I was shocked to learn of his death in this most honorable of professions. I pray that the family has been able to move forward while keeping his memory alive. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless.

Sherry Szotek Woodley

June 11, 2004

Officer Mathews you are not forgotten. God Bless you and your family....

Police Officer
Richmond Virginia

June 8, 2004

Wish you were here I love and miss you more and more every day.

Anne Mathews

March 27, 2004

Let no man or woman who wears the badge of honor be left without proper thanks and recognition. A belated THANK YOU is too little. I pray for your family that God will lift them up.

SRO G. Willis
Johnson City, TN

February 9, 2004

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