Tenn. PD mourns loss of deputy killed in solo vehicle car crash

Deputy Matthew Kirrman, 27, died when his patrol car left the road, striking a nearby fence

Duty Death: Matthew Kirrman - [Knoxville, Tennessee]

End of Service: 10/09/2022

By Ashley Silver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Union County Sheriff’s office is morning the loss of Deputy Matthew Kirrman, 27, who died in an early morning crash last weekend.

According to WATE News, Kirrman was traveling near Maynardville just after midnight on Oct. 9 when his patrol car veered off the road, striking a fence before coming to a stop in a field.

Kirrman’s partner, Deputy Andy Oliver, spoke of his unyielding loyalty to the badge and his fellow officers.

“There’s not a door I wouldn’t go through that I wouldn’t feel confident in Kirrman having my back,” Oliver told WATE News.

Kirrman previously served with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office before moving to Union County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are currently investigating the cause of the crash.


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