Police Officer Arthur DeMatte

Police Officer Arthur DeMatte

Larchmont Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1976

Arthur DeMatte

Officer Arthur DeMatte was shot and killed while attempting to remove a transient from the New Haven Railroad tracks. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer DeMatte's service weapon and shot him.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life February 2, 1978. He has a parole hearing in June of 2017.

Officer DeMatte had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 217

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life

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I said a little prayer today for Police Officer DeMatte and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 7, 2015

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