The Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Foundation

The Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization, has been created to insure “A Fallen Hero Is Never Forgotten”. 

Our fallen hero is Corporal Matthew Edwards of the Taylor Police Department. He was killed in the line of duty on July 23, 2010. Truly there is no greater honor than when one sacrifices for the needs of others!! He is survived by his wife, Shannon Edwards, and their 2 children, Luke & Moriah. Corporal Edwards was loved by all. He was a decorated police officer having been recognized with many awards, a few of which were being named Police Officer of the Year by the City of Taylor, Police Officers Association of Michigan, Michigan fraternal Order of Police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  He was a devout Christian man who was active in several ministries in his church. 

The Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Foundation's purpose is to provide assistance in the following areas:  Fund the Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Endowed Scholarship program, a scholarship that will assist those who are seeking a career in law enforcement; Financially support the Taylor Police Officers who ride in the Police Unity Tour every year (which helps fund the National Police Officers Memorial); and finally, to provide emotional and financial support to fellow Line Of Duty Death survivors and their children. These goals will all be accomplished in the spirit of “Honor Through Sacrifice “ to insure that “A Hero Is Never Forgotten”.  

 ~Greater Love Hath no Man than this; than a man lay down his Life for his friends ~John15:13