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Senior Agent Jim Robyn Bennet Matkin | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana

Senior Agent

Jim Robyn Bennet Matkin

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Agent Jim Matkin was killed in an automobile accident while on-duty.

Agent Matkin was patrolling Highway 565 near Wildsville when his vehicle went out of control sometime between 0400 and 0445 hours. Agent Matkin was killed instantly when he struck a tree. A passerby discovered the accident shortly before 0500 hours and reported it to the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office.

Agent Matkin had served with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for six years, and was assigned to the Enforcement Division Statewide Strike Force. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and a step-son.

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He was a great freind. Always positive and helpful. I did not learn about his death until recently, I'm still a little in denial. The silver lining in this is that , he left this earth doing what he loved. Good bye Jimbo, I'll miss you.

Joseph "RED"Smith
Freind from high school
May 3, 2016

 

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