Police Officer Arthur DeMatte

Police Officer Arthur DeMatte

Larchmont Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1976

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Arthur DeMatte

Police 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.

After two mistrials the man, 26, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life February 2nd, 1978. He was paroled on November 2, 2022.

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


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 203

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 2022


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A mentor I never personally new. Your honor and integrity has lived on all these years through your honorable family. Your sacrifice remained with me and assisted me in many aspects throughout and beyond my 26-year career in law enforcement. Thank you...

Captain, retired Michael A. Pacewicz
Greenwich (CT) Police Department - friend of surviving family

January 27, 2021

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