Officer Philip Bruce Mathis

Officer Philip Bruce Mathis

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 26, 1985

Philip Bruce Mathis

Officer Mathis was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at Lenox Square Mall. He was shot as he entered a storage room and surprised a possible burglar.

Officer Mathis had been with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Bruce Mathis was a great friend. He worked an extra job for my brother in Sandy Springs Union 76 gas station. I worked at the towing service in Zone 2 with bhruce. Now that My brother Eddie Mobley has died i am sure he and Bruce are friends in Heaven.

Thomas D Mobley
Westwood Auto Auction

May 3, 2016

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