Patrolman Arthur DeMatte
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 12, 1976
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: 203
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 12, 1976
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Anthony Curtis Blanks. Convicted: Murder 1st
Officer Arthur DeMatte was shot and killed while attempting to remove a transient from the New Haven Railroad tracks. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer DeMatte's service weapon and shot him. The man was convicted of murder and sent to prison.
Officer DeMatte had served with the agency for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.