Officer Christopher Matiosz

Officer Christopher Matiosz
Lakewood NJ Police Department
EOW:  January 14 2011
Tour of Duty:  7 years

Police Officer Chris Matiosz was shot and killed by a man he had stopped to talk to on August Drive at approximately 4:00 pm.  Officer Matiosz was on patrol when he stopped his patrol car to speak with a man walking along the road.  As they spoke, the man took one step back, drew a handgun and shot Officer Matiosz three times, killing him.  The suspect immediately fled the scene.  He was arrested in Camden by members of the New Jersey State Police and United States Marshals Service 38 hours after the shooting when investigators received a tip on his whereabouts.  The subject was charged with Officer Matiosz’ murder and another murder that had occurred the previous October.  Officer Matiosz had served with the Lakewood Police Department for five years.  He had previously served with the Englishtown Police Department for two years and had also served as a special police officer with the Freehold Township Police Department, Long Branch Police Department and Manasquan Police Department.  He is survived by his fiancée, mother, and brother.