Trooper James Mattaliano

Trooper James Mattaliano

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1995

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James Mattaliano

Trooper James Mattaliano and Trooper Paul Perry were killed when their helicopter crashed near Memorial Drive, in Cambridge. Two civilians were also killed in the crash.

Trooper Mattaliano had served with the agency for 12 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Tpr. Mattaliano, you chose and led a noble career, all though far to short, and iI remember saying to myself, how could such a terror(crash) happen ? To many of us today, your ultimate sacrifice is a constant daily memory that along with the worn out saying "protect & serve", should also be " & sacrifice", as your family and the brotherhood know well. Rest in ultimate peace Sir, I'll see you on the other side

Sgt. George Houhoulis
Avon Police Dept. (Ret.)

February 22, 2021

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