Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Matthew Clowry

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 31, 1934

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Reflections for Policeman Matthew Clowry

A hero until your last breath, and still... all these years later.

Tierney #1205

March 31, 2018

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 31, 2015

i only learned of this story recently, it has given me a new outlook on alot of things, for a man to be so selfless is so amazing, and to think i coud be in some small way connected to this man is to.........i was going to say amazing but it dosen't come close....theres no words for it, i hope everyone knows what an inspiration Matthew is.

Seamus Kearney
Irish relation.

November 9, 2013

Thanks for the kind words for my grandfather. My grandmother went to work scrubbing floors at Philadelphia schools and my father, Matthew, dropped out of high school, (but later got a GED) to help support the family.

Matthew J. Clowry

June 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 1, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 31, 2010

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 31, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 28, 2008

From The Citizens Award February 15, 1933:

Patrolman Matthew Clowry was detailed to guard a meeting of the Commonwealth Building and Loan Association on the evening of November twenty first, 1932.

Shortly before nine o’clock, three masked and armed men burst through the doorway and shouted “Hands up!” Looking straight at the barrels of two revolvers and a sawed off shot gun, only ten feet away, Patrolman Clowry disregarded the call and reached for his own revolver.
At the same instant two of the bandits shot point blank at his head and both a revolver bullet and the charge from the gun struck the front of his cap and inflicted a bad scalp wound above his right eye.
Stunned by the shot, the patrolman fell, and although semi-conscious while another bandit stood over him, he tried to pull his gun on the gang as they ran from the building with the stolen cash. He succeeded in shooting once after the five bandits as they left in an automobile and then went to a Police Signal Box to report the hold-up, at which point he collapsed from wounds and loss of blood. Later by his description the bandits were apprehended and identified.

In his disregard of personal safety and persistence under great stress, Patrolman Clowrt’s act is one of outstanding merit.

Thomas McGuigan

October 9, 2007

Patrolman Clowry, you are not forgotten

March 31, 2005

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