Town Marshal Hyram Smith Peterson

Town Marshal Hyram Smith Peterson

Mesa Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, November 12, 1913

Hyram Smith Peterson

Town Marshal Hyram Peterson was shot and killed by a theft suspect while on duty.

He observed two men attempting to steal a bicycle and he gave chase on his own bicycle. He was shot by the two men when he caught them at the edge of town. Both men were eventually apprehended.

Marshal Peterson had been the town marshal for five years. He was survived by his wife and children and is buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Marshal Peterson,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mesa.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 12, 2015

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