Deputy Sheriff Matthew ChismRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Cedar County Missouri Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Tour: 1 year, 10 months
Badge # 288
Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit and foot chase in El Dorado Springs shortly after midnight.
He had attempted to stop a vehicle for driving with no headlights when the vehicle fled. The passenger bailed out of the vehicle in the area of Hickory Street and High Street, and Deputy Chism chased him on foot. A struggle ensued in which Deputy Chism and the subject were both shot. Deputy Chism was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested at a nearby house a short time later.
Deputy Chism had served with the Cedar County Sheriff's Office for just under two years. He is survived by his wife and one small child.
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.