Police Officer James H. Mateer

Photo of Police Officer James H. Mateer
End of Watch: Thu, Dec 17th, 1925
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 16 years
Age: 36


He was survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Mateer was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a robbery at Grand and Olive Street. As the two officers entered the store the suspects opened fire with their revolvers, fatally wounding Officer Mateer. Both Officer Mateer and his partner were able to return fire but did not strike the suspects. The men escaped and were never apprehended.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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