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Police Officer Raymond Mathis | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Raymond Mathis

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, April 30, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Mathis and a fellow officer went to 820 High Street to question a man who had just been released from the chain gang. As they arrived on their motorcycles, the man who was seated on the front porch arose hastily and went inside the house. The other officer went to the back door, while Officer Mathis remained at the front. The other officer heard a shot and rushed around front to find Officer Mathis on the floor, a bullet in his chest, his weapon in his holster, and his cap and searchlight nearby. There were no signs of the shooter.

The suspect was apprehended a year later in Stockton, California. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Officer Mathis,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
April 30, 2013

 

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