Deputy Sheriff Wayne Peters

Deputy Sheriff Wayne Peters

Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 1968

Wayne Peters

Deputy Wayne Peters was shot and killed as he went to a motel at the request of the owner. Upon entering the motel's office, Deputy Peters was shot twice in the chest before he could draw his weapon.

The suspect was sentenced to 30 years in prison and has since died.

Deputy Peters had served with the Rush County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by a wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

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