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Police Officer Walter Patrick Matthys

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1964

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Reflections for Police Officer Walter Patrick Matthys

Officer Matthys, I came across this page which humbled me and brought me to tears. I have met some members of your family here in the Midwest who I found to be honorable, hardworking and inspiring people. I would have liked to known you “Walter, my brother peace officer “ and look forward to meet you in heaven above.

Lt.(ret.) Thomas Scott
Sycamore Police,Illinois

July 25, 2022

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

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

September 11, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Matthys.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2019

Hi Walter, I was just talking and thinking about you tonight My Friend. I miss you and having those little talks we used to have together. I never hear from any of our friends anymore I guess most of them are gone. I have joined a group of Baltimore City Police Retired on the computer/facebook. They have some interesting stories to tell about their service to the city. But yours My Friend still haunts me to this day. I'll talk with you later Walter. I will visit with you soon My Brother. May God Bless You Walter.

Retired Sergeant John M. Reuling Sr.
Baltimore City Police Department

March 16, 2016

Hi Walter, it's been awhile since I last talked to you My Brother. But I think of you often. I lost my life-time partner--Angie on 12/28/2014. She was a wonderful woman and I Loved Her very much. This life is so full of heart breaks Walter sometimes it's so hard to go on. Our Police Department really has changed it's so sad. I'll try and visit with you soon My Brother. May God Bless You Walter. Love You Man, John.

Retired Sergeant John M. Reuling Sr.
Baltimore City Police Department

January 1, 2016

Hi Walter, I know it's been awhile. I see that you have had some very nice visitors to your page that's great. I think about you and Bob often, all good things of course. I'll let you rest for now Walter and visit with you later.

Retired Sergeant John M. Reuling Sr.
Baltimore Police Department/My Best Friend.

September 19, 2014

Wanting to let you and your wife Shirley know, you have not been forgotten by your brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department. RIP God Bless and RIP brother, you are missed, but not forgotten


Detective Retired Keny Driscoll
Baltimore City Police

September 11, 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 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

Hi Walter, Just stopped by to say I miss you My Friend. It was good to see your loving wife leave a reflection on here after all of these years. You are still in my memory, prayers and heart My Friend. Thank You Walter for your service to our country and to the City of Baltimore.

Retired Sergeant John M. Reuling Sr.
Baltimore Police Department

March 18, 2013

Mom and you are now united with Dad again. We are broken hearted over Dad's death, but rejoice knowing he is in heaven with Mom, you, and God. We love and treasure him so much. Hug Dad for us, and tell Mom how much we love and miss her.

We always said our family says together always, supports each other, and loves unconditionally. Remember the "blood oath" we took as kids? Take care of Mom and Dad.

There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. There are pictures of you all over our homes, and each new member to the family knows all about you.

See you later.

Herman Kussro

August 14, 2011

I miss you still. January 7th would have been you're 67th bday. I still miss you're quick smile, you're sincerity, you're dry jokes, and your hand to hold. I would love to hear your voice - - but one day - - I know I will and then I'll find out why you had to leave so quickly, my brave husband.

Mrs. Shirley Matthys
Love Always, Your Wife

January 8, 2010

Walter and I went thru the police academy together. Three
months on the street I lost my best friend. I served in the
Central district and Walter was in the Eastern District.
He was the first to go for our department, many more
followed him. I miss you Walter, God Bless. John.

Retired Sergeant John M. Reuling Sr.
My Best Friend

December 9, 2009



April 15, 2008

Your untimely death is truely a loss to your family, Department and community. September 11th is the day that many good men and women gave the lives for others, you are truely among some great people. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

January 18, 2008

Officer Matthys,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army.



September 11, 2006

Officer Matthys, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of LEO

April 19, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


November 8, 2004

Although you have been gone forty years you are not forgotten, I will keep you in my prayers. REST IN PEACE


May 31, 2004

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