Tewksbury PD Administrative Director Matt Small

Tewksbury PD Administrative Director Matt Small (Courtesy photo)

On Monday, May 27,2019, Matt Small, Administrative Director for the Tewksbury Police Department, died suddenly at the age of 48.

Small played an intricate role in the day to day operations of the Tewksbury Po­lice Department, handling the departments computer systems, data and statistics, and troubleshooting issues.

Small started at the police department as a dispatcher 22 years ago. Due to a dirt bike accident when he was young, Small was wheelchair bound, but that never hindered him from leading an independent and productive life.

While Smart was a dispatcher answering calls for the police and fire departments, he also studied the computer systems and programs of the police department. His self taught knowledge eventually led him to become Adminis­trative Director.

Known as the “go to guy”, he will be deeply missed by his co-workers and friends on the de­partment.

Small was not only a dedicated member of the Tewks­bury Po­lice De­partment, but he was also a be­loved husband, father, fa­mily mem­ber, and friend.

He leaves behind a loving wife, Hea­ther, and two young sons, Riley and Easton.

Small will also be missed by his mother, Terri, sister and brother-in-law, Allison and Shawn Han­cock, and their children.

Small never hesitated to help those in need, and now the Tewksbury Police De­partment has made arrangements to help Small’s young family in their time of need.

The Tewksbury Police de­partment has set up liaison for Small’s family to help coordinate things such as meals and baby­sitting. To help with immediate and future financial needs, the de­partment has star­ted a Go­FundMe ac­count with a goal of $50,000. To donate to this fund, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-small.

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