Deputy Jeffrey Allen Matheny

Deputy Jeffrey Allen Matheny

Craven County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2000

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Jeffrey Allen Matheny

Deputy Matheny was killed after his cruiser was struck by another vehicle.

Deputy Matheny and another deputy were providing a ride home to a citizen as a courtesy and were driving on U.S. 70. A vehicle struck their cruiser, causing the officer to lose control. The cruiser flipped over several times and struck a group of trees. The suspect driver then fled the scene.

Deputy Matheny was flown to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other deputy and the citizen were injured in the accident.

The driver turned himself in several days later.

Deputy Matheny was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and he had served with the Craven County Sheriff's Department for three years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 135
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

hit-and-run, vehicle crash

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