JACKSON, TN (WSMV) - The life of Tennessee State Trooper Matthew Gatti was celebrated by friends, family, and colleagues in Jackson, TN on Monday at West Jackson Baptist Church.

The 24-year-old Trooper Matthew Gatti of THP's Memphis District was responding to a call when his vehicle slid into the back of a tractor trailer. Gatti's car then spun out of control and hit another tractor trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Matthew Gatti

Matthew Gatti (Photo: THP)

“The last picture I have of my son was last night at church,” said Chris Gatti, Matthew’s father. “That's what I want him to be remembered as -- everything he did was for someone else and for his God."

Capt. Jimmie Johnson of the Memphis district THP said Gatti was stationed in Haywood County at the county scale facility. June would have marked one year as a trooper.

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