Sergeant Matthew Bradley Mainieri

Sergeant Matthew Bradley Mainieri

South Windsor Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, September 3, 2018

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Matthew Bradley Mainieri

Sergeant Matthew Mainieri died after being assaulted while attempting to break up a fight at a bar at 4124 US 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

He was vacationing in the town and patronizing the bar when a fight broke out between other customers. When he attempted to break the group apart one of the aggressors turned on him and punched him in the head several times, causing severe head injuries.

Sergeant Mainieri was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day. The man who assaulted him was charged with murder following Sergeant Mainieri's death.

Sergeant Mainieri had served with the South Windsor Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 155

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location South Carolina
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with murder

fight call, off duty

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Sergeant Mainieri, it has been 5 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 4, 2023

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