Police Officer Bradley W. Matteson

Police Officer Bradley W. Matteson

Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 2000

Bradley W. Matteson

Police Officer Bradley Matteson died shortly after being involved in a vehicle accident.

He was returning from a service call when his cruiser was struck by a semitrailer which had run a red light at State Street and Coliseum Boulevard. The cruiser was flipped over and the driver's side doors were crushed and had to be pried open in order to free Officer Matteson. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later. The driver of the other vehicle pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Matteson had served with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 19 years and had planned to retire in 2001. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 157

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I was the medic on Brads call and the son of FWPD officer Tom Falls who was Brads academy class mate and partner. Oh Brad.....I knew you since I was 5 years old. You were so gravely injured this night. I asked god to be with you and did what we could. I’ll never forget seeing your name badge and the memories it brought. I’m sorry I wasn’t a better paramedic. Love you Brad

Tony. Paramedic

May 24, 2018

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