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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There isn't a day that goes by, I don't think about Matt. I struggled for almost 10 years with his passing. We had a disagreement a week before he passed, and I have wanted to tell him I was sorry since then. I finally got help to cope with his passing and I live today 10 years in the Air Force, doing what I do to honor Matt. To Matt: I am sorry for the disagreement we had. I miss you dearly and I know you are TwoSteppinInHeaven. Love you much brother. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

SSgt Brian Perriraz
USAF and Brother to Matt's Police Partner

January 11, 2021

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