Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 217
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life
Officer Arthur DeMatte was shot and killed while attempting to remove a transient from the New Haven Railroad tracks. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer DeMatte's service weapon and shot him.
The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life February 2, 1978. He has a parole hearing in June of 2017.
Officer DeMatte had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.