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Police Officer Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse | Harriman Police Department, Tennessee Harriman Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer

Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse

Harriman Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, September 16, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 920

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Matt Rittenhouse was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car went out of control shortly before midnight.

It is believed that severe weather and rain-slicked roads, the result of Hurricane Ivan, contributed to the accident.

Officer Rittenhouse had served with the Harriman Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Roane County Sheriff's Department for two years. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.

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Ethan graduates tonight. I know you are watching over him and are so proud of him. What an amazing boy!! I'm so glad you two had each other on earth even though the time was so short; but that short time forged a bond that is eternal.

I love you

May 19, 2017


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