Letter of Thanks from Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold

Nothing can prepare a police department for the tragedy that we experienced with the loss of Officer Bill Mathews on September 8th. Similarly, nothing can prepare a police department for the outpouring of care, generosity, and support that weโ€™ve received since September 8th. Our community and our law enforcement brothers and sisters are simply amazing. […]

Freeman charged with controlled substance and texting in killing of Mathews

Beth Freeman has been charged in a criminal complaint with two counts of Criminal Vehicle Homicide in the death of Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews, killed in the line of duty while picking up debris on Highway 12 last Friday. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office released the complaint at approximately 2pm today: Beth Freeman, 54, […]

Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews struck and killed on Hwy. 12 ๐Ÿ“น

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold, visibly shaken during a press conference, announced the tragic death of Officer Bill Mathews, “It is with a heavy heart I announce the death of one of Wayzata’s finest, Officer William Mathews.” Bill Mathews Wayzata Police Officer At approximately 12:30pm on September, 8, 2017, Mathews was struck and killed while […]

Greg Rye Delivers Passionate Speech Asking for Time and Input from Wayzata Community to Overcome Budget Shortfall

Last night at Wayzata’s City Council Meeting, Wayzata Citizen Greg Rye spoke very passionately about overcoming the City’s budget shortfall so as to make Wayzata safe. The Council indicated that Greg should meet with City Manager Al Orsen in the very near future to come up with a plan. Here is a transcript of his […]