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Police Officer William Mathews | Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer

William Mathews

Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, September 8, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 7221

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer William Mathews was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 12, between Route 101 and Shoreline Drive, at approximately 12:30 pm.

He was in the process of removing debris from the roadway when a vehicle struck him. The driver of the car that struck him was driving on a revoked license and was under the influence of narcotics at the time. She was arrested and charged with criminal vehicular homicide, as well as narcotics and other charges.

Officer Mathews had served with the Wayzata Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and 7-year-old son.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Police Chief Michael Risvold
Wayzata Police Department
600 Rice Street E
Wayzata, MN 55391

Phone: (952) 404-5340

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Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and fellow law enforcement members who grieve the loss of Officer Mathews. May the grace of God be your strength.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
September 22, 2017


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