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Patrolman John C. Alexander | Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

Patrolman

John C. Alexander

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, August 3, 1981

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Age: Not available

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Patrolman Alexander and Patrolman Kenneth Peterson 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 Alexander was acting as the observer during the flight.
Patrolman Alexander had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman Kenneth Petersen
Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Monday, August 3, 1981
Cause: Aircraft accident

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I knew and respected both of them, and was devastated by their death.
Ken Peterson was a neighbor of mine. Can't believe it has been 35 years.

Sgt. Don Dessenberger
FLPD-1972-1982
August 4, 2016

 

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