Patrolman Charles W. Mathews

Patrolman Charles W. Mathews

Natick Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 1921

Add to My Heroes

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 Natick Police Department 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

directing traffic

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Today on your 102nd Anniversary, we will never forget. Although you passed away long before my time, your memory and spirit still lives in all of us today..

Christopher W Mathews
Great-Grand Son

July 20, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.