KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Union County deputy has died after his patrol vehicle was found crashed, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Matthew Kirrman, 27, was found dead just after midnight on Oct. 9 when his patrol vehicle crashed near Ailor Gap Road at Possum Valley Road in Maynardville, according to a post from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Union County added that Kirrman previously served with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kirrman family, he will be greatly missed,” wrote the sheriff’s office.
A GoFundMe has been created to help Kirrman’s wife and his family. The family hopes to raise $20,000. To visit that account, click here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.