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Services set for Officer Matthews

The Wilmington police officer killed in an on-duty car crash this week, will be laid to rest in his home state of Pennsylvania. This weekend, Officer Richard Matthews will be honored here in Wilmington. Visitation is set for this Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Port City Community Church on Vision Drive. A funeral service will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. Final services and burial will be conducted in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Officer Matthews died early Wednesday morning. He was responding as back-up for another officer, when he swerved to avoid a box in the roadway, lost control, and hit a tree.

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My Angel....

I would like to thank him for helping my son's with a word wisdom. He was a great man. He was very polite. He was what all police should be.He was loyal and respectful. He was a man of GOD.. I know he was because it took GOD to allow him to do the right thing for my boy's. I just want to say thank you so very much. To his family your hurt is felt here also.


One Who Never Hesitates To Tackle The Most Difficult Problems.. One Who Is Always By Your Side.. One Who Knows Right From Wrong.. One Who Acts With Pride.. A Hero Touches Every One Of Us, Whether It Be Word Or Deed.. Always Tending To Those Who Find Themselves In Need.. When A Hero Leaves This Earth, Yes, It's Sad, But True.. All Too Many Times, The Hero Is Dressed In Blue.

R.I.P Police Officer Matthews

May you fly with angels and always watch over your brother officers throught the Land. Always remember we are all BLUE !!!!