Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer William M. Mateer Metropolitan Police End of Watch: Sunday, January 10, 1909
Patrolman William Mateer drowned while attempting to rescue a fisherman who had fallen through the ice on Ponkapoag Pond in Canton. The fisherman also drowned in the incident.

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.

Our Strength is in their Memories