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Patrolman John Peterson | Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota

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John Peterson

Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 16, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/15/1907

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deceased

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Patrolman Peterson and Chief James Daily both succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day when they attempted to apprehend a suspicious person at the Sibley Hotel. The man was mentally deranged and opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding both of them.

The suspect was committed in a state mental hospital and died there on May 11, 1931.

Patrolman Peterson had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Chief James C. Daily
Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 16, 1907
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 16, 2012

 

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