Police Officer William Allen Mathews

Police Officer William Allen Mathews

Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 2017

William Allen Mathews

Police Officer William Mathews was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 12, between Route 101 and Shoreline Drive, at approximately 12:30 pm.

He was in the process of removing debris from the roadway when a vehicle struck him. The driver of the car that struck him was driving on a revoked license and was under the influence of narcotics at the time. She was charged with criminal vehicular homicide, as well as narcotics and other charges and was sentenced to eight years.

Officer Mathews had served with the Wayzata Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and 7-year-old son.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 7221

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years

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I don't know how many times i got out of my squad to get stuff off the road. There really are no routines. RIP

Officer Wally Lind (Retired)
Burnsville Police Department

September 12, 2018

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