Taylor, MI- Officer Killed Today at Domestic Call

DaveCN5

Member
May 22, 2010
703
South East Michigan
TAYLOR, Mich. - A local city is mourning the death of a police corporal shot and killed on the job in Taylor. Police say Corporal Matthew Edwards was only 31. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. He was recently honored as "Officer of the Year".

Police say Edwards died while responding to a domestic dispute.


"We all expect to go home at night to our families... Please pray for Officer Edwards' family... Please pray for the Taylor Police Department and the many officers (that) put their own lives before others," said Taylor Police Cmdr. Dan Crowell.


Edwards' partner shot the suspect, who was taken to the hospital and had surgery. We're now learning more about that 36-year-old Westland man suspected of killing Edwards.


"I asked him if he was having a great birthday and he told me he was going to call me right back, and I didn't hear back from him," said Kameka Jackson, the suspect's girlfriend.


That was Thursday night, the last time Jackson heard from her boyfriend, Tyress Matthews, the man who police say pulled the trigger and killed Edwards.


"It's like wow. I just know that I got treated perfectly fine," Jackson said. "I don't understand how it got to this. I really don't."


While Jackson thought her boyfriend was celebrating his birthday, police say he was involved in a gun battle that took the life of Edwards. It started around 6:00 a.m. Friday when two Taylor Police officers responded to a 911 call that someone was breaking into the Coppertree Apartments. When they arrived, the officers confronted the suspect they caught going through a window. Turns out it was actually a domestic situation.


Witnesses say Edwards was talking to Matthews when Matthews all of a sudden pulled out a gun and started firing at Edwards. Edwards' partner quickly returned fire, shooting Matthews several times. The suspect and police traded more than a dozen gunshots. Matthews survived. Edward did not.


The 31-year-old leaves behind a wife and two young children.


"It's nothing I can say. I just feel sorry for the family," said Jackson. "I can't glorify anything. I can't justify anything. I can't do that. It wouldn't be in my best interest to do that."


Jackson said she had no idea her boyfriend of nearly a year was a career criminal serving 16 of the last 20 years in prison for crimes ranging from fleeing and eluding police to armed robbery and three counts of assault with intent to commit murder.


We're told Matthews underwent surgery at Oakwood Hospital and is in stable condition and is expected to survive. He could be arraigned as early as Saturday.


Meantime, we're told two memorial funds have been setup for the family of Officer Edwards. Donations can be made to the Cpl. Matthew Edwards Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank branch. A second fund has also been establised at PNC Bank by the Thin Blue Line of Michigan. Donations can also be mailed to Thin Blue Line of Michigan, P.O. Box 415, Howell, Mi 48844.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/lo ... 0100723-mr
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
R.I.P. My thoughts and prayers to the corporals family and fellow officers
 

mfaith91

Member
May 23, 2010
166
Kentucky
And why did they operate on the idiot? So we can fry him later? C'mon...


He should have laid there and bled out....


I'm sorry- but I have strong feelings about this subject- I know it's our job to save lives... but I have to admit sometimes I wonder if we are doing the right thing... He killed a cop in cold blood... Taxpayers will pay for the surgery, the court, the many years of appeals... probably school the F*... maybe even give him a degree in who knows what... and then ultimately we'll fry him (or put him to sleep)....


RIP Brother...


Mike
 
May 22, 2010
153
MI, USofA
mfaith91 said:
And why did they operate on the idiot? So we can fry him later? C'mon...

He should have laid there and bled out....


I'm sorry- but I have strong feelings about this subject- I know it's our job to save lives... but I have to admit sometimes I wonder if we are doing the right thing... He killed a cop in cold blood... Taxpayers will pay for the surgery, the court, the many years of appeals... probably school the F*... maybe even give him a degree in who knows what... and then ultimately we'll fry him (or put him to sleep)....


RIP Brother...


Mike


actually, I can't remember for sure, but I think we are now a "no-death" state, which means we get to pay for him the rest of his life :evil:
 

rwo978

Member
May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Well, judging by his "talents", you guys were probably paying for him anyways, as I'm sure he probably couldn't hold down a job. ;)
 

ohi007

Member
May 21, 2010
386
Canton, oh
thoughts and prayers to the family and all involved.
 

RJ*

Member
May 21, 2010
346
Finland
mfaith91 said:
And why did they operate on the idiot? So we can fry him later? C'mon...
He should have laid there and bled out....

No, he shouldn't have. That would mean that we were no better than him. He gets help precisely because we are better people than he is.
 

deputychief301

New Member
May 21, 2010
884
Snow Belt, Michigan
Oh this is whats going to happen to this piece of shit, he will be appointed a public


defender and most likely get life for murder. He will be then placed in a level five


prison for three years and if he does not get in trouble during that time , he will


then go to a level two prison. Level Two prison means he will walk around the grounds


like he owns the place and gets alot of visits and most likely will either have a boy


friend or be someones boy friend. He'll also receive cable tv, alot of things that he should


not have and most of all, he will have many chance to escape from prison.


Once a person is convicted of murder he should never leave a level five facility and should be


not let out of his cell as he should be punished at any means available, but in the state of


Michigan things are just carried out that way as we are bleeding heart state.


Just last week, three prisoners attempted to escape from a level two prison and one


was shot and killed by a Corrections officer.


Jim Rogers


Northern Li :ugeek: ghts/Sirens
 

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