Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/27/1972
Patrolman Lamatrice was killed as the result of burns sustained sustained after he and Patrolman Thomas McGough responded to an accident on Stony Hollow Boulevard. A tanker truck had overturned on the bottom of a hill. As the two officers exited their patrol car the spilled gasoline caught fire and both officers were engulfed by the flames.
Patrolman Lamatrice died of his injuries the five weels after the accident. Patrolman McGough suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and died six weeks later.
Patrolman Lamatrice was a US Army veteran and had served with the Steubenville Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, parents, sister, and brother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman Thomas McGough