Deputy Sheriff Monte Leroy Matthews

Deputy Sheriff Monte Leroy Matthews

Adams County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, July 6, 2009

Monte Leroy Matthews

Deputy Sheriff Leroy Matthews was killed when his patrol car collided with a minivan as he patrolled Highway 95 in the area of Tamarack, Idaho. His patrol car crossed the center line and struck the minivan head-on.

Deputy Matthews had served with the Adams County Sheriff's Department for five years and had previously served with the Grangeville Police Department.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 2309

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I met Leroy while living in New Meadows Idaho. He was a genuine, loving, caring individual, and a very good personal friend. He was very professional but gave a break if it was deserved. The local kids loved him, the older folks respected him . The day Leroy left us will be a day I will always remember. Every trip I make to Idaho I stop at the location where Leroy passed and say a prayer for him.
Leroy you will always be remembered, honored and respected. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life, if only for a few short years. God bless you my friend.

Jeff Cunnington

June 23, 2017

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