On the Death of Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews

Last night, the City suffered a terrible blow with the sad news of the death of Hamilton Police Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews.

Matthews was a great police officer who served us, the residents of Hamilton, for 25 years in some of the most difficult roles on our police service.

My communications with Matthews were always professional, and he was always of great assistance.

I’m greatly saddened by his untimely death.

Susan Clairmont, who knew Matthews better than I, writes a very moving column today. Read it here.