Patrolman Charles W. Mathews

Patrolman Charles W. Mathews

Natick Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 1921

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Charles W. Mathews

Patrolman Charles Mathews succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier while directing traffic at the intersection of Palmer Avenue and Pond Street at approximately 9:00 pm.

Patrolman Mathews had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and one son.

Patrolman Mathews' grandson, Patrolman Wallace Mathews, was killed in the line of duty on April 23rd, 1953, while serving with the Massachusetts State Police.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 17, 1921

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Patrolman Mathews,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Natick. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 19, 2021

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