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Police Officer Cedric J. Peterson | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Cedric J. Peterson

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, May 22, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 5/17/1922

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when a vehicle collided with his police motorcycle at the intersection of Market Street and Chambers Street. Officer Peterson was on patrol at 0115 hours when the incident occurred. The driver of the car that struck him took him to City Hospital and then fled the scene without giving his name. Officer Peterson died six days later.

Officer Peterson had been with the agency for 3.5 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division.

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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 22, 2015


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