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Albert Edward Matthies

Arcadia, CA Police Department


Officer Albert E. Matthies is the only Arcadia Police Officer killed in the line of duty.  Near midnight on July 18, 1927, Officer Matthies was shot and killed while questioning three men.  The three men had stolen the car they were in and planning to rob a local restaurant when they were approached by Officer Matthies.