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.
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