Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones

Falls County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 11, 2019

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Matthew Ryan Jones

Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones was struck and killed by a vehicle as he and the chief of the Riesel Police Department assisted a disabled motorist on Texas 6 near County Road 190.

Another vehicle approaching the scene hydroplaned on the wet road surface and struck both officers. Deputy Jones was killed and the police chief was seriously injured. Deputy Jones' canine partner was in their patrol car and was not injured.

Deputy Jones had served with the Falls County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3112

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

disabled motorist

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We offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones who gave his life in service to his community and our Nation. May God continue to hold you close as you move through the grieving process.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2020

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