The Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition awarded Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews the Jim Fish Award at the August 2nd Night to Unite community luncheon, held at the Wayzata Country Club.
The award is presented annually to individuals within the community who have gone above and beyond in service to the community and in crime prevention. A recent photo by the WCPC highlighted the event.
“Bill Mathews served the communities of Wayzata and Long Lake with dedication and distinction. On September 8th, 2017 Officer Mathews gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to his communities,” stated Wayzata Detective Sergeant Dan Lee at the luncheon.
“I am proud to have known him, worked with him and to have called him my friend. This year marks the five year anniversary of when Officer Mathews lost his life in the line of duty. Bill’s commitment to his family, work, his partners and to the community did not come from a place of obligation. It came from the love of police work, and his want to serve, not because he had to.”
Mathews’ son Wyatt, accepted the award on behalf of his father.