Constable Arthur D. Matthews

Constable Arthur D. Matthews

Boonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 22, 1938

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Arthur D. Matthews

Constable Arthur Matthews was killed when his vehicle was rammed by another vehicle during a pursuit.

He had been pursuing a suspected rum runner for approximately 10 miles before the vehicle rammed his car, pushing it into a tree, east of East Bend. Constable Matthews succumbed to his injuries approximately 20 minutes later.

The man driving the other car fled on foot, but two girls who were with him remained on scene and were taken into custody.

Constable Matthews was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Constable Matthews,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Booneville.


United States Border Patrol

October 22, 2018

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