Reserve Officer Andrew F. "Pete" Sharp

Reserve Officer Andrew F. "Pete" Sharp

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, August 17, 1963

Andrew F. "Pete" Sharp

Reserve Officer Sharp succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when he was struck by two cars at Wayzata Boulevard and Cedar Lake Road while directing traffic at the city's Aquatennial Parade. The two cars were speeding through the area and one of them stopped suddenly near Officer Sharp. The second car struck the first car from the rear, causing both cars to slide into Officer Sharp and a second reserve officer.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Reserve Officer Sharp succumbed to his injuries three weeks later. The other officer had his left foot amputated as a result of the accident.

Reserve Officer Sharp was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had been with the Reserve Unit for three years and was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons and grandson.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 24, 1963

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

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

February 24, 2013

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