Chief of Police Thomas Linn Mathews

Chief of Police Thomas Linn Mathews

Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1915

Thomas Linn Mathews

Chief Thomas Mathews was shot and killed while raiding a suspected bootlegging establishment.

Chief Mathews had served with the Galesburg Police Department for one year.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Chief Matthews' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

December 22, 2016

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