Police Officer Matthew Barret Thebeau

Police Officer Matthew Barret Thebeau

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Matthew Barret Thebeau

Officer Mathew Thebeau was killed in an automobile accident on SH 286 at approximately 2:50 am while responding to an assault-in-progress call.

Officer Thebeau's patrol car struck a concrete wall and straddled the barrier for approximately 50 yards until it impacted an I-beam supporting a highway sign. He was ejected from the patrol car and then struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Thebeau was a U.S. Navy veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for almost 2 years. He is survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge 1336
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I served onboard the Stennis with Matt. I still think about playing guitar , shooting at the range and riding around Southern California together. You’re one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Ill never forget you brother. May you Rest In Peace.

Russell M Crow

October 6, 2021

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