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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

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Matthews was shot and killed when he and two other deputies responded to a suspicious person call involving a man with previous mental illness.

Deputy Matthews attempted to look through a window after responding officers received no answer at the door. The man immediately opened fire, striking Deputy Matthews in the face. The subject was later shot and killed when officers attempted to enter the home.

Deputy Matthews had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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STILL TO THIS DAY I LOVE AND MISS YOU DAD WILL NEVER FOR GET MY TIME WITH YOU FOR ALL TIME LOVE YOUR SON GERALD LEE MATTHEWS NOW LIVING IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA...

GERALD MATTHEWS
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December 29, 2016

 

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