“Officer Matthew Bacon’s Tragic Death After Fatal Shooting”

By | August 9, 2023



Officer Matthew Bacon, an 18-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, tragically took his own life just one day after being involved in a fatal shooting of a murder suspect. Officer Bacon was part of a task force serving an arrest warrant when the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the officers. The suspect later died from gunshot wounds. Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia called Officer Bacon’s death a “heartbreaking loss.” The incident is currently under investigation. shooting-attempted-arrest-commits-suicide/287-77b2b567-63a7-40fa-86ce-385e9e0bd125″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Pete Freedman reported

Officer Matthew Bacon, who had served with the Dallas Police Department for 18 years, tragically took his own life just one day after being involved in a fatal shooting of a murder suspect. The incident occurred when Officer Bacon, alongside other officers from the joint U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, was serving an arrest warrant at a Dallas apartment complex. The suspect, Corey Thomas, allegedly produced a gun and pointed it at the officers, resulting in at least four of them firing their weapons. Thomas was later pronounced dead at the hospital due to gunshot wounds.

It is disheartening to note that Officer Bacon’s death occurred just one day after the shooting incident. Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia expressed his deep sorrow, describing it as a heartbreaking loss for the department. Chief Garcia emphasized the importance of reaching out for support when facing mental health challenges, urging fellow officers to never hesitate in seeking help.

The Dallas Police Department had planned to hold a press conference to provide further details on the incident involving Officer Bacon, but it was postponed without a rescheduled date. The department released a video containing security camera footage from the apartment complex, but bodycam footage from the arresting officers was not included. It was explained that none of the officers involved were wearing body cameras at the time, as the department is seeking an amendment to a federal memorandum of understanding.

The Special Investigations Unit of the Dallas Police Department is currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting. This incident marks the seventh such shooting for the department in 2023. Additionally, a separate shooting involving an undercover police officer took place in the early hours of Wednesday, bringing the total to eight officer-involved shootings.

This is an evolving story, and further details will be provided as they become available..