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Police Officer Wilfred Matthews | Yonkers Police Department, New York Yonkers Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Wilfred Matthews

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, October 29, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 10/17/1916

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Police Officer Matthews accidentally shot himself while examining his Colt revolver. After looking the weapon over he was putting it back in his pocket when it discharged and he was struck in the leg. Officer Matthews died of infection twelve days later.
Officer Matthews had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and child.

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I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Matthews and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
October 28, 2015

 

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