Special Police Officer Mathew Hamilton

Special Police Officer Mathew Hamilton

Winona Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, December 3, 1874

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Mathew Hamilton

Officer Hamilton suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being assaulted and choked by a vagrant who he was attempted to remove from the train depot. Officer Hamilton requested assistance to go home where he collapsed and died.

Officer Hamilton was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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140 years ago you sacrificed your life in service to the people of Winona. Thank you for your service sir. A hero remembered never dies.

Special Deputy
Anoka County Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2014

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