Memorial to William H. Mathews
Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Date of Death: March 5, 1909
Years of Service: 23
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: Fifth Precinct Station
On Friday, March 5, 1909, Officer JW Collier responded to the Captain's office to be reprimanded for his failure to report for Reserve Duty on Wednesday night.
A struggle ensued in the Captain's office, and Officer Collier drew his revolver and shot Captain Mathews five times in the head, causing instant death.
Officer Collier was arrested on the scene without further incident.
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