Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism
Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri
End of Watch: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 10 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: November 2, 2014
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Dean Dwerlkotte
Cedar County Sheriff’s Office
113 South Street #3
PO Box 158
Stockton, MO 65785
Phone: (417) 276-5133
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.
A Cedar County Sheriff’s deputy and another man are dead after a shootout in El Dorado Springs early Sunday morning.
It started just before 12:30 a.m. as the deputy tried to pull over the driver for having no headlights at the intersection of Highways 54 and 82. The driver sped off and the deputy chased the car through town, it finally ended at Hickory and High streets where a passenger in the car jumped out.
Missouri Highway Patrol Spokesman Jason Pace said, "The occupant fled the vehicle, a foot chase ensued, then led to a fight and exchange of gunfire."
Deputy Matthew Chism was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Chism was 25-years-old, and he leaves behind a wife and a small child. Chism had been with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office since January 2013. The name of passenger who died hasn’t been released. He was 28-years-old and from Osceola.
The driver, a 28-year-old man from El Dorado was arrested at a nearby home.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will lead the investigation.