At the intersection of Parkway and Palmer Avenue is DeMatte Park, where there is a memorial to Patrol Officer Anthony DeMatte, who was killed in the line of duty.
By Judy Silberstein
October 18, 2006
After Larchmont Patrolman Arthur Dematte, 46, was fatally shot on Tuesday, October 12, 1976, over 2000 officials, family, friends and fellow officers came from as far as London for his funeral. The only Larchmont officer ever killed in the line of duty, he left a widow, Alice Dematte, and four children, Joyce,19, Jane, 17, Jill, 15, and William,12. When Patrolman Dematte’s sacrifice was honored 30 years later on Sunday, October 15, 2006, officers who served with him over his 19-year career and others who knew of him again joined officials, family and friends, this time filling the traffic circle near the tiny park at the intersection of Palmer Avenue and Parkway dedicated to his memory.