Honoring 2 Fallen Heroes


Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

EOW: July 24, 2022 | Age: 41 | Tour: 15 years

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates was shot and killed while responding to shots fired call at the 1100 block of Ashwood Drive in South Charleston. At 10:51 am, Clark County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that a female subject had broken into a residence and fired five or six shots. When Deputy Yates and another deputy attempted to check the mobile home, they were met with gunfire. Deputy Yates was shot inside the trailer and was trapped inside for hours during the standoff with the subject. Clark County Special Operations and other tactical teams were called to rescue him. Deputy Yates was flown to the Miami Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A second deputy was injured while trying to escape the gunfire. Deputy Yates had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two stepsons, and father, who retired from the Clark County Sheriff's Office.


Police Officer Anthony P. Mazurkiewicz

Rochester Police Department, New York

EOW: July 21, 2022 | Age: 54 | Tour: 29 years

Police Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz was shot and killed while conducting surveillance on Bauman Street at 9:15 pm. As part of a murder investigation, Officer Mazurkiewicz and another officer were in an unmarked police vehicle when the subject walked up from behind and fired 17 rounds. The other officer exited the passenger side and returned fire but did not strike the subject, who fled. Officer Mazurkiewicz was shot at least twice in the upper body. Officer Mazurkiewicz was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. His partner was shot in the lower body and transported to Rochester General Hospital, where he was treated and released. A 15-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet that entered her home during the ambush. The subject was found an hour later hiding in a crawl space in a vacant house. He has been charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officer Mazurkiewicz had served with the Rochester Police Department for 29 years and previously served with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, parents, brother, and sister.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).