Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1981

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Kenneth Petersen

Patrolman Petersen and Patrolman John Alexander were killed in an airplane accident while on approach to the Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. The officers were on patrol in the department's Cessna 150 when the accident occurred. Patrolman Petersen was piloting the aircraft.
Patrolman Petersen had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

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