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Police Officer Carl Peterson, Jr. | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Carl Peterson, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Saturday, June 12, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Carl Peterson was shot and killed as he was using a call box at the corner of West Lexington Street and Greene Street. A man attacked him, took his revolver, and shot him in the head. The suspect, arrested a short time later, said he did not know why he did it.

Officer Peterson had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife and stepdaughter.

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To my Uncle, I am sorry that I never really got the chance to know you, as you were taken when I was only 4 years old. Thank you for your service and you will ALWAYS be remembered. Nor will we ever forget why this happened.

Tina Lucchesi
Neice
January 28, 2016

 

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