PHOTOS: Funeral and Procession for Fallen Officer Bill Mathews

Outside the cemetery where Bill Mathews will be laid to rest. Photo: KSTP/Monty Stuempert
Outside the cemetery where Bill Mathews will be laid to rest.

September 14, 2017 01:58 PM

Thousands of people - including family, friends and officers from around the nation - are saying goodbye to a Wayzata police officer killed last week.

Officer Bill Mathews was killed Friday after an SUV struck him as he cleared debris from Highway 12.

Advertisement

Mathews' family and police have said the support has been absolutely overwhelming. In fact, 2,000-3,000 law enforcement officers from across the state, and even the nation, were expected to attend the service and procession Thursday morning, all to honor Mathews, who leaves behind a wife and a son.

Credits

KSTP

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Firefighters Save 3 Fishermen Swept from Spillway at Minnehaha Park

Temperature Continues to Rise Moving into Weekend

Severe Thunderstorms Move Through Metro Area

Tear Gas, SWAT Team Needed to Force White Bear Lake Man's Surrender

Couple Killed In Shoreview Crash Planned To Get Engaged

Advertisement