The resolution is a formal act of the Alabama Legislature commending Barry Dewayne Matson on the occasion of his retirement, recognizing his outstanding professional achievements. Barry Dewayne Matson has served in various capacities within the Alabama legal system, including as Executive Director of the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services, Alabama District Attorneys Association, and Alabama District Attorneys Association Foundation since January 2017. Prior to this, he held the position of Deputy Director from January 2006 to December 2016, and has a history of service as a Chief Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, Law Librarian, and Law Clerk in the state of Alabama.

The resolution highlights Matson's educational background, including his graduation from the Birmingham School of Law and Jacksonville State University, as well as his involvement in the fight against drugs, exemplified by his role as Chairman of the Alabama Drug Abuse Task Force and recipient of the DEA Spartan Award. Additionally, Matson was instrumental in establishing the National Computer Forensic Institute in Hoover, Alabama. The resolution also notes his family life, being married to Amy Majors Matson and having two children and three grandchildren. The Legislature extends its highest commendation to Barry Dewayne Matson for his distinguished career and best wishes for his future endeavors.