Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle

Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle

Chelsea Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Matthew Jay Tuttle

Reserve Officer Matthew Tuttle and Chief Scott Sumner were killed in a helicopter accident in Scio Township while providing aerial support for officers who were involved in a foot pursuit.

The foot pursuit started during a traffic stop on I-94. Chief Sumner and Reserve Officer Matt Tuttle responded to the location in Reserve Officer Tuttle's personal helicopter to help track the suspect.

The helicopter crashed near the intersection of Staebler and Jackson Roads, killing the officers.

Reserve Officer Tuttle also served as a Captain with the Chelsea Area Fire Authority. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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