Police Officer
Bradley W. Matteson
Fort Wayne Police Department
Thursday, October 5, 2000

Age: 43
Served: 19 years
Badge #: 157
Military Service:
Panel 37W, Line 22
Panel L11, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, October 5, 2000

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Street and Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:
St. Joseph
Weapon Used:
Commercial automobile
Suspect Info:
Convicted of involuntary manslaughter
Burial Location:
Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne

   Officer Bradley Matteson died from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident while returning from a service call.

   His patrol vehicle, after being struck by a semitrailer which had run a red light, flipped over crushing the driver's side doors. Officer Matteson had to be extricated and was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries several hours later.

   The semitrailer driver later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

   Officer Matteson had planned to retire in 2001. He was survived by his wife and three children.