Deputy Sheriff Matthias Anthony "Matt" Stine, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Matthias Anthony "Matt" Stine, Jr.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1945

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Matthias Anthony "Matt" Stine, Jr.

Deputy Matt Stine was killed when his patrol car collided with a Port Huron and Detroit Railroad train. Deputy Stine was transporting two drunk men he had arrested. It is theorized that Deputy Stine became distracted as a result of a possible escape attempt, causing the accident. The two prisoners were also killed in the accident.

Deputy Stine had served in law enforcement for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Deputy Sheriff Stine,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Clair County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 29, 2020

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