UPDATED: Funeral Services Set for Master Cpl William Matt

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UPDATED – Thursday, July 12 – Funeral services have been set for Master Corporal William Matt of Milton who died Monday night at his home.  Visitation will begin at 9:30am on Monday, July 16 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes.  The funeral service will begin at 11am at St. Jude and interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.  Click here for more information on the funeral.


Delaware State Police announce the death of 29-year veteran trooper Master Cpl William Matt who died unexpectedly at his Milton home Monday night.  Matt was assigned to Troop 7 in 2001 and in 2007 worked as a School Resource Officer in the county until 2011 when he was assigned to the Criminal Investigative Unit at Troop 4 in Georgetown.  He returned to Troop 7 in 2016.   State Police say of Matt, “He was a dedicated Trooper with a tireless work ethic.”  Matt was 54.

Release from the DSP:
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the tragic loss of Master Corporal Matt.  He was a dedicated Trooper with a tireless work ethic. He served his country as a proud member of the United States Army and committed his life to serving his community as a Delaware State Trooper. He absolutely loved being a Trooper,” said Superintendent of the Delaware State Police, Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.  “As we honor the service and mourn the loss of our fellow Trooper, we ask the community to keep his family and the members of the Delaware State Police in your thoughts and prayers.”
Master Corporal William Matt was hired on September 16, 1988 into the 57th Delaware State Police Recruit Class.  He began his career assigned to Troop 6 during his Field Training Officers’ Program, and upon completion, was permanently assigned there to Uniformed Patrol.  On April 2, 2001 he was assigned to Troop 7 and the following year was promoted to Master Corporal. On September 1, 2007 he was assigned as a School Resource Officer assigned to troops 4, 5, and 7 in Sussex County from 2007 – 2011. In October 2015 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigative Unit at Troop 4, Georgetown. He returned back to Troop 7 in Lewes where he proudly and honorably served since May 9, 2016.