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Officer Matthew Hare

February 3, 2001 — August 2, 2023


Officer Matthew Hare
Easley, SC

Officer Matthew Logan Hare, 22, an esteemed member of the Easley Police Department, passed away on August 2, 2023, in Easley, South Carolina. He was born on February 3, 2001, and leaves behind a legacy of courage and selflessness.

Matthew began his journey in law enforcement in 2022 after graduating from Easley High School in 2019. His passion for serving his community led him to enroll in the SC Criminal Justice Academy, where he acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as a police officer. Matthew's dedication to his profession was admired by all who knew him.

Beyond his commitment to his career, Matthew had a vibrant personality that lit up any room he entered. He cherished the love and support of his family and friends above all else. He held a special bond with his mother, Ashley Hare, and his brother, Easton Isaiah Hare who will forever remember him with love in their hearts. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Deborah Rogers Hare, who he affectionately called “Nana"

In his free time, Matthew embraced a wide range of interests and hobbies. He was an avid fan of Clemson Football and took great joy in cheering on his favorite team. His competitive spirit extended beyond the stadium as he enjoyed playing video games with friends.

Matthew's greatest joy came from spending quality time with loved ones. Whether gathering around the dinner table or embarking on outdoor adventures, he cherished every moment shared with family and friends. Matthew's warm smile and contagious laughter brought happiness to those around him.

Despite having a life filled with promise and potential ahead of him, Officer Matthew Hare tragically lost his life while bravely saving the life of someone he had never met. This selfless act is a testament to his character and unwavering dedication to protecting others. Matthew's sacrifice serves as a powerful reminder of the profound impact one person can make on their community.

To honor Officer Matthew Hare's life and commemorate his unwavering commitment to duty, a celebration of his life will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642.

The Celebration of Matthew's life can be viewed at

No public visitation will be held.

Matthew will be deeply missed by his mother, Ashley Hare (Tommy), and his beloved younger brother, Easton Isaiah Hare, whom he adored. He also leaves behind his aunt, Jessica Allsep (Mark), and grandparents Greg and Lori Hare of Six Mile, South Carolina. Matthew's cousin Hanna Allsep and stepsister Kaylee Hughes were blessed to have shared cherished moments with him throughout their lives. Additionally, he is survived by numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins who mourn the loss of their dear family member.

Officer Matthew Hare touched the lives of many with his kindness, bravery, and unwavering commitment to justice. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him. As we bid farewell to a remarkable young officer taken too soon from us, let us remember Matthew as an inspiration and a shining example of what it means to serve others with selflessness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to or

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Officer Matthew Hare, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rock Springs Baptist Church

201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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