Bradley Wayne Matteson
Fort Wayne Police Department
Thursday, October 5, 2000

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, October 5, 2000
01:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State and Coliseum boulevards, Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Incident Township:
St. Joseph
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2005
Burial Place:
Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne

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   Officer Bradley Matteson was killed in a two-vehicle accident after leaving the scene of another accident.

   His patrol vehicle, upon being struck by a semitrailer which had run a red light, flipped over crushing the driver's side doors. Once extricated, Officer Matteson was transported to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died several hours later.

   The 32-year-old semitrailer driver later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. His sentence was suspended, he was placed on probation and discharged in 2005.

   Officer Matteson had planned to retire in 2001. He was survived by his wife, 6- and 13-year-old sons, 8-year-old daughter, parents and two brothers.

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