Deputy Sheriff Kevin Douglas Mathews

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Douglas Mathews

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 1992

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Kevin Douglas Mathews

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Mathews was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a private limousine while conducting an escort for the motorcade of presidential candidate Paul Tsongas.

He was attempting to block traffic at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and North County Road, in Palm Beach, when he was struck. The limousine that struck him was not part of the motorcade. The driver received a traffic citation but was later found not guilty.

Deputy Mathews is survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

escort, executive protection

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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