Bio & Incident Details
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Officer Mason was shot and killed from ambush while he sat in his patrol car writing paperwork. His patrol car was positioned under a street light near the Mantua Hall Housing Project at the time of the shooting. He and his partner had just settled a disturbance call. An 18 year-old youth was arrested and charged with his murder.
Although the suspect confessed to police that he shot Officer Mason, his trial resulted in an acquittal a year later. The case remains unsolved.
Officer Mason was survived by his wife and two children.