MATTHEWS (PUBLIC SERVANT), HAROLD GENE - Lawrence County, Arkansas | HAROLD GENE MATTHEWS (PUBLIC SERVANT) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Harold Gene MATTHEWS (PUBLIC SERVANT)

Lawrence Memorial Park (a.k.a. Lane) Cemetery
Lawrence County,
Arkansas

Section 2 Row 22

05 Nov 1946 - 03 Jun 1983

Husband of Suzanne Molly Stark (marr. 01 Jun 1969); son of Eugene B. and Vera A. Johnson Matthews

Sheriff Harold Matthews was shot and killed while participating in a raid to apprehended a fugitive wanted for the murders of Federal Marshal Kenneth Muir and Deputy Federal Marshal Robert Cheshire, of the United States Marshal's Service, in Medina, North Dakota. The suspect, who was a member of an anti-government organization, had fled to Arkansas and holed up in a home that he had built into a hillside. On June 3, 1983, as Sheriff Matthews and several other officers entered the home, gunfire was exchanged. Both Sheriff Matthews and the fugitive were killed that day.

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Contributed on 6/17/08 by tootied
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Record #: 29131

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Submitted: 6/17/08 • Approved: 4/21/11 • Last Updated: 7/24/12 • R29131-G0-S3

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