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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Today, January 10, 2021 the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police 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, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan (Retired)
MA State Police/Metropolitan Police

January 10, 2021

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