Police Officer Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse

Police Officer Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse

Harriman Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 2004

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Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse

Officer Matt Rittenhouse was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car went out of control shortly before midnight.

It is believed that severe weather and rain-slicked roads, the result of Hurricane Ivan, contributed to the accident.

Officer Rittenhouse had served with the Harriman Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Roane County Sheriff's Department for two years. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 920

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Happy Birthday Precious Son. Oh my gosh I miss you so much. I've been looking through pictures so this is probably not the best time to be talking to you because I'm so weepy, actually it probably is, because now I feel you hugging me, kissing the top of my head, and reassuring me it will be ok. I know you see all the wonderful things going on in the family and you are always a part of everything we do. Stronger together, that's us, in Heaven and on Earth.

I love you My Beautiful Smiling Eyes. Son of My Life forever and always.
Have a wonderful Birthday in Heaven.

To eternity and Beyond.


Linda Rittenhouse

May 11, 2021

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