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Police Officer Thomas George Matulis | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Thomas George Matulis

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 10, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Thomas Matulis and Officer Robert Riley were shot and killed while attempting to intervene with a disorderly man outside of a local bar. The two officers were off-duty and leaving a baseball game when they observed the man. As they attempted to calm the man he produced a handgun and shot both officers. The suspect was convicted of two counts of murder but had the convictions overturned on appeal by claiming self defense.

Officer Matulis had been with the agency for four years.

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Police Officer Robert D. Riley
Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 10, 1974
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
December 8, 2013

 

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