Lieutenant Matthew Anthony King
Bernalillo County Fire Department
On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Lieutenant Matthew Anthony King from the Bernalillo County Fire Department, and three members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, were aboard a helicopter returning to Albuquerque after performing aerial wildland fire suppression at the East Mesa Fire. The helicopter crashed killing all four occupants. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Years of Service: 19
Date of Incident: July 16, 2022
Date of Death: July 16, 2022