Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Matthew Locke

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke was shot and killed while assisting other officers during a domestic disturbance at a home in the 3000 block of Nance Bend Road in Clifton.

An officer from Clifton Police Department and other deputies contacted the subject who was armed with a gun. As officers were ordering the man to drop the gun as Deputy Locke approached the home. The man suddenly opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Locke.

Deputy Locke was transported to a nearby hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

The subject fled into a nearby wooded area and was arrested a few hours later by members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was charged with first-degree murder.

Deputy Locke was a Tennessee Army National Guard veteran and had served with the Hardin County Sheriff's Department seven years. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 565
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with first-degree murder

domestic

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Locke. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hardin County Sheriff's Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

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