Bio: Deputy Locke was a Tennessee Army National Guard veteran and had served with the Hardin County Sheriff's Department seven years.
Wife and child
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Sep. 25, 2021
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.