Today is the 82nd anniversary of the murder of Arcadia Police Officer Albert Matthies. Officer Matthies was killed in the line of duty on July 19, 1927. Officer Matthies is the only Arcadia Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty. Please visit the APOA website or our previous blog post on this tragedy for a brief history in memory of Officer Albert Matthies.
The murder of Officer Matthies is memorialized at the following locations:
- Plaque memorial at Foothill Blvd/Northview Ave, Arcadia CA
- Los Angeles County Peace Officers Memorial, Whittier CA
- California Peace Officers Memorial, Sacramento CA
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Washington DC
- Officer Down Memorial Page