GREENE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — 104.1 KSGF “The Gun Show” radio host, Matt Canovi, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck on US-65 in Greene County Saturday.
Matthew Canovi, 63, of Brighton, Missouri, was killed after he was struck by a tow truck while on US-65 Saturday in Springfield.
According to reports, Canovi was standing on the shoulder of US-65, as a tow truck loaded his disabled vehicle, when the vehicle went in reverse, fatally striking him near Springfield.
Tow truck operator, Alan Goodkin, 29, drove the tow truck in reverse when Canovi was fatally struck, according to officials.
Canovi was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
Goodkin was not injured during the incident.
Canovi was a former Marine and Law Enforcement Officer.
Via Canovi’s website:
Matt Canovi, of Canovi & Associates can be heard every week on 1041 KSGF – Springfield’s ONLY News talk FM. As host of the popular “The Gunshow with Matt Canovi” which airs on Saturday Mornings from 8-9 AM, Matt discusses with his listeners all topics related to Firearms, ammunition, tactical accessories, Training, Concealed Carry, and attacks on the 2nd Amendment.
Matt Canovi is also the creator of the R.E.A.L Defensive Shooting System. This system has transformed the Personal Defensive Shooting arena to teach people how to defend themselves in an armed encounter, even under the most stressful situations.
As a former Marine & Law Enforcement Officer, Matt Canovi spent years training and developing his shooting techniques. As an Instructor, he is committed to ensuring his students get the best training possible. As Matt always says, “Training is Survival“.
35+ Years in Law Enforcement
USMC military security
Law Enforcement / Private security
FBI / NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
Certified Tactical Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Instructor through Strategos International
United Nations Certified International Police Trainer
Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified Police/Firearms Instructor
DEA Trained (Experienced) Undercover Narcotics Investigator
Certified Arson Investigator (IAAI)
FBI Certified Crime Scene Processor
FBI Certified Fingerprint Expert
Graduate of John Shaw Mid-South Institute of Self Defensive Shooting
B. S. Degree In Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Management
Criminal Justice College Instructor
Certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst (IALEA)
Certified Medical Death Investigator through St. Louis University Medical School
Radio Talk Show Host on 104.1 KSGF – “The Gun Show with Matt Canovi”
Creator of The R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System
NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR:
Home Firearms Safety
Personal Protection In The Home
Personal Protection Outside The Home
Range Safety Officer
Missouri Police Olympics Gold medal winner
R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System (Get the Book)
R.E.A.L. Secrets of Home and Personal Defense (Get the Book)
5 Stages of the R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System (Get the DVD)
Concealed Carry Draw, Close Quarter Combat, Gun Retention (Get the DVD)
Barricade Shooting, “Slicing the Pie”, “Shoot Don’t Shoot” (Get the DVD)
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Canovi:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, its population was 275,174, making it the fourth most-populous county in Missouri. Its county seat and most-populous city is Springfield – Wikipedia.