Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
Phone:
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Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
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Saturday
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10/31/2017

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Saddened

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                               October 31, 2017

 

 

                                                DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Saddened

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

 

            Our hearts here at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office are saddened this morning when we learned that one of our Deputies, Daniel Matthews was in a car accident that took his life. Daniel was 56 years old, was with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Reserves for 2 years before becoming a Deputy, he has been a deputy for 4 years and was also employed by the Fort Payne Housing Authority.

            Sheriff Harris says “I have worked with Daniel for many years. He was a good person and deputy. We are deeply saddened to have lost one of our deputies and it is hard for us because we are like family here at the Sheriff’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to his family.”

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “We are a close knit family and we are saddened about this tragedy. We are praying for his family and close friends. We also ask for the citizens to pray for his family and work family in the days to come.”