Patrolman William Mateer

Patrolman William Mateer

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, January 10, 1909

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William Mateer

Patrolman William Mateer drowned while attempting to rescue a fisherman who had fallen through the ice on Ponkapoag Pond in Canton.

The fisherman also drowned in the incident.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Remember their Sacrifice ~ Honor their Memory
Today, January 10, 2020 the Massachusetts State Police along with members of the former Metropolitan Police Department takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman William Mateer on this his 111th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan (retired)
Massachusetts State Police/Metropolitan Police

January 10, 2020

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