Deputy Sheriff Matt Herzog

Deputy Sheriff Matt Herzog

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, September 13, 2001

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Matt Herzog

Deputy Matt Herzog was killed in an automobile accident while he and his trainee pursued a vehicle.

The officers had responded to a prowler call and began to chase the vehicle after it sped past them at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, the police vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger's side, where Deputy Herzog was sitting, killing him.

The suspect Deputy Herzog was chasing was apprehended, convicted of felony eluding and felony hit-and-run, and sentenced to four years imprisonment with credit for time already served.

Deputy Herzog had been employed with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office for five years, and is survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4A117

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Dear Matt:
Today in a moment of quiet reflection I returned to this site and read the newer postings and re-read the older ones. Dear son, you are remembered by many who still love you with passion and care.

As I grow older, I smile because I am
nearer to you. I miss you every day!

Much love.

Todd Herzog
Surviving father.

October 19, 2018

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