Cedar County, Missouri Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit and foot chase in El Dorado Springs shortly after midnight.
He had attempted to stop a vehicle for driving with no headlights when the vehicle fled. The passenger, William A. Collins fled from of the vehicle and Deputy Chism chased him on foot. A struggle ensued in which Deputy Chism and Collins were both shot. Deputy Chism was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested at a nearby house a short time later.
Deputy Chism had served with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office for just under two years. He is survived by his wife and one small child.
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