Tenn. trooper killed in crash while responding to call

The trooper slid into the back of a tractor trailer, causing his vehicle to spin out of control into another trailer

Duty Death: Trooper Matthew Gatti - [Jackson, Tennessee]

End of Service: 05/06/2019


By PoliceOne Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. — A highway patrol trooper was killed in a crash Monday while responding to a call.

According to local news station WSMV, 24-year-old Trooper Matthew Gatti was responding to a call when his vehicle slid into the back of a tractor trailer. He then spun out of control and hit another tractor trailer.

Gatti was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trooper would have been with his department for a year in June.

"He was an outstanding young man at 24-years-old and carried himself way more mature than a 24-year-old would,” said Captain Jimmie Johnson.

 

Today, we suffered a heartbreaking loss of one of our own. Trooper Matthew Gatti of @THPMemphis was killed in a car...

Posted by Tennessee Highway Patrol on Monday, May 6, 2019

 

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