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Hero Down: Bibb County Sheriff’s Cpl. Lynne Mattox Dies After Extended Illness

Macon, GA – Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Corporal Lynne Mattox died on Monday morning after a lengthy illness, according to her department.

Cpl. Mattox, 57, served with BCSO for nearly 20 years, according to her obituary.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says goodbye to one of our own,” BCSO said in a Facebook post on Sept. 23. “Cpl. Lynne Mattox lost her fight for life early this morning following an extended illness.”

Cpl. Mattox will be fondly remembered as a “sweet, loving friend,” Missy Turner Williams wrote in response to the department’s post. “You will be missed! Prayers for the Family, Friends and Department.”

Former coworker Christopher Sherrell said that the fallen corporal was “one of the nicest people” he has ever met.

Several people commented that they would miss seeing Cpl. Mattox at the annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration.

“She was such an amazing person! She worked alongside me every year at the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, and she was such a bright light!” Lisa Lemon wrote. “I loved working with her and more importantly spending time with her. This breaks my heart. She will be missed!”

The BCSO said that Cpl. Mattox proudly served and protected the citizens of Macon-Bibb County for the past two decades.

“Please keep her loved ones and the Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts during this difficult time,” the sheriff’s office said. “We are thankful for her dedication and service to our community.”

Cpl. Mattox leaves behind her husband, George, as well as her children, Bryan and Daniel, according to her obituary.

She is also survived by her three grandchildren and her three brothers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Lynne Mattox, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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