Final Patrol: Investigator James "Jamie" Mathews (Retired)


James "Jamie" Mathews April 28, 2022 James (Jamie) Mathews born in Syracuse, New York on February 13, 1944. He graduated from Central Technical High School and attended the University of Americas in Mexico City and the New York State Police Academy. James was an employee of Mohawk Airlines prior to joining the New York State Police. As a New York State Trooper he was assigned to the 270 Rifle team, Bomb Squad and Robot operator. Trooper Mathews was promoted to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations in Troop D assigned to several high profile narcotic cases throughout the State of New York. Throughout his career he received several commendations. After retirement James was elected Town Justice in Skaneateles, New York and owned Mathews & Associates investigative services. He then moved onto the Sunshine State of Florida becoming a resident of Pompano Beach. James embodied two important areas of life which were God and Country. Not to forget his fun loving humor, a unique character for sure. James was predeceased by his Father, John Mathews and Mother, Sarah A. Mathews. James is survived by his brother, John "Jack" Mathews, a niece Sarah and nephew Anson Mathews and a great niece Mahogany Mathews. Also importantly are the many brothers and sisters in law enforcement and close relationships, including his long time confidant Barbara McGrath, all who he loved. Lastly, his companion Susan Lennox of Auburn, New York. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 14 at 10:00am in Our Lady of Hope Church, 4845 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205. Burial will be in Onondaga Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the New York State Troopers Foundation in honor of Jamie Mathews. Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse.com/obits


[Source: CNY Chapter Secretary]


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