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Police Officer Bradley W. Matteson | Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer

Bradley W. Matteson

Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 157

Cause: Automobile crash

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Police Officer Bradley Matteson died shortly after being involved in a vehicle accident.

He was returning from a service call when his cruiser was struck by a semitrailer which had run a red light at State Street and Coliseum Boulevard. The cruiser was flipped over and the driver's side doors were crushed and had to be pried open in order to free Officer Matteson. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later. The driver of the other vehicle pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Matteson had served with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 19 years and had planned to retire in 2001. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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oh Brad! you know the struggle, you are here with us each and every day. but it makes me feel better to write it down sometimes. I sure miss your steadfast hand in leading this ship, called family. I have some big decisions to make here soon and need your guidance. Love you more than you can imagine and miss you and Big Al! my boys :)

January 26, 2017


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