End of Watch: The death of Sgt. Dennis Mathis, Escambia Department of Corrections

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Detention Sergeant Dennis V. Mathis

Escambia County Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 1989

Sergeant Dennis Mathis suffered a massive heart attack while at work in the jail on July 27, 1989. He was fifty years old.

Sgt. Mathis was born in Neosho, Missouri on March 8, 1939. On December 8, 1970, he joined the United States Navy, where he served until retiring as a Chief Petty Officer on April 30, 1980.

He was survived by his by his wife, Christine, three daughters, Lynie Reed, Erin Fox, Sheila Gabbert, and one grandchild.

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