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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Precious Son of my Life, Thank you for my funny, precious, so You, Mother's Day cards. Way to beat your sisters by getting your card by my pillow before 6:00 a.m. They got a laugh out of that. Then your 920 sign to Ella!!!! Of Course you could do that!!! Seriously?? On a scratch off lottery card hahahahaha??? Oh how I love you. Thank you for your never ending love, and laughter, and just everything you manage to do, that keeps saying to all of us, you're right here with us. Forever.

Thank you for the gift of being YOUR Mom.

To Eternity and Beyond, I love you.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

May 8, 2022

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