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Constable Arthur D. Matthews | Boonville Police Department, North Carolina Boonville Police Department, North Carolina

Constable

Arthur D. Matthews

Boonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, October 22, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Constable Arthur Matthews was killed when his vehicle was rammed by another vehicle during a pursuit.

He had been pursuing a suspected rum runner for approximately 10 miles before the vehicle rammed his car, pushing it into a tree, east of East Bend. Constable Matthews succumbed to his injuries approximately 20 minutes later.

The man driving the other car fled on foot, but two girls who were with him remained on scene and were taken into custody.

Constable Matthews was survived by his wife.

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Constable Matthews,
Sir, it has taken almost 76 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Booneville.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 15, 2014

 

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