Captain Joseph Aloysius Mattingly, Jr.
(EOW 9/13/03)

Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr.


On September 13, 2003, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a resident in the 7300 block of Bradley Boulevard was awakened by a noise and went outside to investigate. The resident discovered the collision at the same time as a passing motorist arrived on the scene. Together, the resident and the motorist summoned help and offered comfort to Lieutenant Mattingly until officers from the 2nd District and Fire/Rescue units arrived. Lieutenant Joseph Mattingly was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries at 5:30 a.m.

The investigation revealed that Lieutenant Mattingly was traveling westbound on Bradley Boulevard just prior to the Interstate 495 overpass when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of his Ford Taurus and struck a tree.

He received a posthumous promotion to the honorary rank of Captain on September 15, 2003.  Captain Mattingly proudly served as a Montgomery County Police Officer for 28 years.