Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 101
Weapon: Rifle; Mini 14
Offender: Shot and killed
Sheriff Harold Matthews was shot and killed while participating in a raid to apprehended a fugitive wanted for the murders of Marshal Kenneth Muir and Deputy Marshal Robert Cheshire, of the United States Marshal's Service, in Medina, North Dakota.
The suspect, who was a member of an anti-government organization, had fled to Arkansas and holed up in a home that built into a hillside. As Sheriff Matthews and several other officers entered the home shots were exchanged. One of the rounds struck Sheriff Matthews in an area not protected by his vest, causing a fatal wound.
The suspect was also shot and killed in the same incident Sheriff Matthews was killed.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Marshal Kenneth B. Muir
Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert S. Cheshire, Jr.