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Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Charles Matthews | East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Jimmy Charles Matthews

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, April 26, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/26/1982

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Matthews was shot and killed when he and two other deputies responded to a suspicious person call involving a man with previous mental illness. When the officers received no answer after knocking on the door Deputy Matthews looked into a window. The supect immediately opened fire, striking Deputy Matthews in the face. The suspect was later shot and killed when officers attempted to enter the home.
Deputy Matthews had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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i wish i got to meet ue poppy :)
you sounded like a lovely man from waht ive been reading and ive seen heaps of photos of you and goshh i look like you <3 <3 love you pop always thinking of you <3

Kayla Matthews
My Pop <3
February 2, 2012

 

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