It is with a heavy heart that we remember the life of Deputy Matuskovic and extend our prayers and condolences to his family, friends and department. He served in law enforcement for 17 years and made the ultimate sacrifice for his calling and his community. Deputy Joseph Matuskovic, truly a Fallen Hero.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic was shot and killed as he and several other deputies responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex at the intersection of Ashley River Road and Carriage Lane, Charleston County, SC.
While deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect at his apartment, the man opened fire through the apartment door striking Deputy Matuskovic and another deputy.
Both deputies were pulled to safety and transported to the Medical University of SC where Deputy Matuskovic succombed to his wounds.