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Town Marshal Hyram Smith Peterson | Mesa Police Department, Arizona Mesa Police Department, Arizona

Town Marshal

Hyram Smith Peterson

Mesa Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 12, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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