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.

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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.

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