Ohio Sheriff: Public Support over Slain Deputy 'Keeps Us Strong'

The outpouring of support from area law enforcement and the community surrounding the death of a Clark County deputy in the line of duty has been h...

July 30, 2022
4:20 AM

The outpouring of support from area law enforcement and the community surrounding the death of a Clark County deputy in the line of duty has been humbling, Sheriff Deb Burchett said.Deputy Matthew Yates, 41, was shot and wounded inside a mobile home Sunday morning after deputies responded to a shooting at the Harmony Estates Mobile Home Park outside Springfield. Law enforcement was "met by gunfire," and it took several hours before Yates could be freed. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.