Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Chief Mathew M. Mantoni Age: 39 years old Mendon Police End of Watch: Wednesday, January 11, 1950
Chief Mathew Mantoni was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a local bar at 0030 hours. As he entered the bar one of the patrons opened fire and struck him. Chief Mantoni returned fire and wounded the suspect. A female bystander was also shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was convicted of both murders, served his 35-year sentence, and was released.

Chief Mantoni was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters. He was born in Italy and is buried in Swandale Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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