The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement mourning the loss of one of their own, which reads as follows (quote) “Our hearts here at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office were saddened when we learned that one of our Deputies, Daniel Matthews was in a car accident that took his life. Daniel, who was 56 years old, was with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Reserves for two years before becoming a Deputy; he has been a deputy for four years and was also employed by the Ft Payne Housing Authority.” (end-quote)
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, (quote) “I’ve 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.” (end-quote)
Matthews was fatally injured in an accident Tuesday on County Road 27 approximately two miles West of Ft Payne.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.
(Information provided in part by the Southern Torch/www.southerntorch.com)