Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Charles W. Mathews Age: 53 years old Tour: 10 years Natick Police End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1921
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 agency 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.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

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

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