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Patrolman Wallace E. Mathews | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Wallace E. Mathews

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, April 23, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # 163

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Wallace Mathews was killed when a vehicle crossed into his path and struck his police motorcycle head-on, on Route 20 west of the Westfield - Russell town line.

Patrolman Mathews was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for one year. He was killed the day before he was to be the best man in his brother's wedding. He was survived by his parents, sister, and three brothers.

Patrolman Mathews' grandfather, Patrolman Charles Mathews, was killed in the line of duty on July 19th, 1921, while serving with the Natick Police Department.

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Patrolman Charles W. Mathews
Natick Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1921
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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RIP Uncle on this 64th Annivesary....you are not forgotten

Christopher W. Mathews
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April 24, 2017

 

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