Police Officer Matthew Allen Lovejoy

Police Officer Matthew Allen Lovejoy

Murfreesboro Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 22, 2007

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Matthew Allen Lovejoy

Police Officer Matthew Lovejoy suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a burglary call and conducting a search at a local public housing complex.

After completing his shift and returning home, he was found unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until passing away one month later.

Officer Lovejoy had served with the Murfreesboro Police Department. He is survived by his parents, brother, and grandparents.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, May 25, 2007


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You were my favorite FTO. I can not believe it has been 12 years. I still think of you often and refuse to throw away the t-shirt we all wore after your passing...even though it has a million holes and is thinner than paper now. You remain my inspiration for what kind of officer I want to become. I remember how Murph would whine at the beginning of every shift until you got him a burger from McDonald's. I will never forget you brother. Thank you for watching over us all of these years. You honestly will never be forgotten.

Murfreesboro Police 2006-2011

June 25, 2019

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