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Police Officer William Mathews | Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer

William Mathews

Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, September 8, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 7221

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Not available

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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 arrested and charged with criminal vehicular homicide, as well as narcotics and other charges.

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

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Thank you for your service. There is no calling more noble than to protect and serve your fellow citizens. We owe all those who work to keep us safe undying gratitude. Some may be lost to us in their line of duty, but they are never gone from our hearts. They show us the real meaning of service beyond self. Hours such as these teach us that memory give us great comfort, that hope always prevails, and that love is stronger than death. Peace and Love.

Lou Stender
Department of Human Services
October 31, 2017


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