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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 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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Jimmy you don't me, Joe and I love you much and Mrs Lottie that always had dinners for you and Joe. I wish I would have had the honor to have known you.
Rip My Friend Jimmy
Love Jean

Lt. Joe Samaha
August 10, 2015

 

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