Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas J. Mathews

Abington Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 29, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas J. Mathews

I found information on your Dad in my grandmothers papers. My Uncle, her brother, Herb Mooney, worked with your dad. She told me that Herb found your dad after he had been shot.
I just want you to know that there are people out there who still honor your Dad.
I have followed in my uncles foot steps and joined the police force here in GA.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Debbi Krisher

Debbi Krisher, Officer
Conyers PD

July 30, 2019

Dad,
It is 70 years today since we lost you.. You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten, I think of you daily..

Michael P. Mathews and Family
Son
June 29, 2019

Michael P Mathews
Son

June 29, 2019

Dad,
I remember you daily although I was too young when you were murdered to have any memories of you. Your hand has been on my shoulder every day, guiding and protecting me.

Michael P. Mathews and Family
Son
June 29, 2018

Michael P Mathews
Son

June 29, 2018

Dad,
You are always in our thoughts and prayers. You and the sacrifice that you made will never be forgotten. We know that you are always watching out for us.

Michael P. Mathews and Family
Son

June 29, 2017

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 4, 2016

Dad,
Yet another year has passed since you were taken from us. You will never be forgotten. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I know that you are watching down on all of us and are my Guardian Angel.

Michael

Michael Mathews and Family
Son

July 1, 2016

Dad,
Yet another year has passed since you were taken from us. You will never be forgotten. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I know that you are watching down on all of us and are my Guardian Angel.

Michael

Michael Mathews and Family
Son

June 29, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

Dad,
Your family remembers you always and wishes that you had been here to meet your grandchildren and great grandchildren. You are in all of our prayers and know that you protect us daily.

Michael

Michael Mathews and Family
Son

June 29, 2015

Thomas,

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your an inspiration to all of us. RIP

All Officers
Abington Police Department

June 29, 2014

Dad,
You are always with us and forever in our memory and prayers. You have been my role model throughout my entire life.

Michael and Family

Michael Mathews
Son

June 29, 2014

Dad,
You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael and Family

Michael Mathews
Son

June 29, 2013

Your memory will never be forgotten

Detective Thomas J Matthews
City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

May 31, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 12, 2012

Dad,
We all miss you and are forever in our prayers.

Michael and your family
Son

June 29, 2012

Dad,
We all miss having had the opportunity to know you but you are with us always. We will never forget you or the sacrifice you made to protect your fellow man. We know that you are watching over us every day.
Resquiscat in Pace

Michael and your Family

Michael P. Mathews
Son

June 29, 2011

Dad,
Although it's been 61 years since we lost you, you are still loved and missed by all of us.
Thank you for guiding your letters to us, I am able to read a few each day and am getting to know you through your letters.

All our love,
Michael and your family

Michael Mathews
Son

June 29, 2010

Officer Matthews,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Abington Township. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took another 4 years, but your murderer got the justice that he deserved.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

June 29, 2009

Dad,
It was 60 years ago today that you were taken from us. We miss you but know you are watching over all of us from heaven. The memory of you and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Michael P. Mathews and Family
Son

June 29, 2009

Rest easy officer Mathews; your service is remembered by both your fellow officers and family.

Maintiens Le Droit

Sergeant
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 1, 2008

On this day it is the 59th anniversary of receiving well
earned wings to join St. Michael's Heavenly Police Patrol.
Even after all these years your service and sacrifice are remembered.
Rest in Peace

June 30, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 21, 2008

I, as well as my family, would like to thank you for posting this tribute to my dad. I was only two years old when he was taken from us. Although I was too young to have any memories of times we spent together, he is always in my heart and mind. He would be proud of his four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Our appreciation also goes to the Abington Township Police department, especially Lt. Dennis McCauley and Officer Lew Clewel, for their dedication in recognizing my dad and his sacrifice.

Sincerely,

Michael P. Mathews

Michael P Mathews
Son

October 16, 2007

Your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten sir. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 29, 2007

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