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Patrolman John Pettaway | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman

John Pettaway

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 10, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Pettaway was shot and killed near the intersection of Chippewa Street and Washington Avenue by one of two notorious hoodlums he attempted to arrest for assaulting another man. Both suspects were arrested in Boyce several days later and charged with murder. Both were acquitted because of a lack of evidence. One was shot and killed a year later.

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