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Mathew M. Weiss

Appointed May 1, 1911
Ht: 5’9.5” Wt: 223#
End of Tour Saturday, June 17, 1933

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
[Minnesota Death Certificate No. 1933-MN-023872]

Fatally injured in an automobile accident while on patrol.


Photo of Mathew Weiss

On Thursday, June 8, 1933, Patrolman Mathew M. Weiss1, Badge No. 209, was involved an automobile accident at University and Hampden Avenues in the City of Saint Paul wherein he was ejected from his automobile and critically injured after a collision with a vehicle driven by J. E. Manning. Weiss died nine days later at 0205 hours (2:05 a.m.) Monday, June 17, 1933, in Saint Joseph’s Hospital of a cerebular laceration and skull fracture.

Although police personnel records state that Mathew M. Weiss was born on January 1, 1879, other records indicate that it was on October 27, 1876. Raised in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, fifty-six year old Mathew M. Weiss had been with the Bureau of Police since May 1, 1911 (twenty-two years) and was survived by his wife, Agnes, and one son, Lee Allen. Patrolman Weiss’ funeral was held on Tuesday, June 20, 1933, at the Gross Funeral Parlor, and he is buried at Elmhurst Cemetery, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1 Mathew M. Weiss was appointed Patrolman May 1, 1911; was fatally injured in an automobile accident while on patrol June 8, 1933, and died Monday, June 17, 1933. Please note that during this time period there was at least one removal and reappointment.