Deputy Sheriff Matt Herzog

Deputy Sheriff Matt Herzog

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, September 13, 2001

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Matt Herzog

Deputy Matt Herzog was killed in an automobile crash while he and his trainee pursued a vehicle.

The officers had responded to a prowler call and began to chase the vehicle after it sped past them at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, the police vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger's side, where Deputy Herzog was sitting, killing him.

The suspect Deputy Herzog was chasing was apprehended, convicted of felony eluding and felony hit-and-run, and sentenced to four years imprisonment with credit for time already served.

Deputy Herzog had served with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4A117

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle pursuit

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My dearest brother you are missed beyond words and measure. I watch my children grow into adults wishing and remembering all the memories we would have shared together. I know God needed the best when he took you home. I feel your presence in my life daily and know you are in heaven fighting once again for humankind. You were always destined for greatness! Today and everyday I aspire to honor your memory. Happy heavenly birthday Matt!

Kim Anderson

September 13, 2023

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