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Chief of Police Thomas Linn Mathews | Galesburg Police Department, Illinois Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police

Thomas Linn Mathews

Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, October 17, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief Thomas Mathews was shot and killed while raiding a suspected bootlegging establishment.

Chief Mathews had served with the Galesburg Police Department for one year.

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Chief Matthews' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
December 22, 2016

 

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