Corporal Harold C. Mattice

Corporal Harold C. Mattice

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 28, 1923

Harold C. Mattice

Corporal Harold Mattice was shot and killed by a suspect while investigating an arson call. The suspect was on parole for raping his niece and was hiding in the home. When the officers approached the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Corporal Mattice. The suspect then committed suicide.

Corporal Mattice was survived by his wife, young son, and a daughter that was born one month after his death. Trooper Mattice was the first New York State Trooper to die by gunfire and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Berne, New York.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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May his soul rest in Heaven

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

April 24, 2017

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