Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah "Jerry" Mattox

Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah "Jerry" Mattox

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 13, 1954

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Jeremiah "Jerry" Mattox

Deputy Mattox was shot and killed by a man as he exited his patrol car at the scene of a domestic disturbance in Fernandina Beach just two blocks from where he lived. Sadly his wife who was returning from the beach with friends witnessed the entire incident.

Deputy Mattox was survived by his wife and child. He was Nassau County Sheriff's Office first black deputy. He was a World War II Veteran.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mattox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

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