June 2023 Mission moment
officer william mathews
waysata, minnesota police department
On September 8, 2017, Officer William
Mathews was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 12, between Route 101 and
Shoreline Drive, in Wayzata, Minnesota at approximately 12:30 pm.
He was in the process of removing debris from the roadway when a vehicle struck him. The driver of the car that struck him was driving on a revoked license and was under the influence of narcotics at the time. She was charged with criminal vehicular homicide, as well as narcotics and other charges and was sentenced to eight years.
Officer Mathews had served with the Wayzata Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and 7-year-old son.