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Patrolman Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr. | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman

Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1544

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Bergeron was shot and killed when he and his partner surprised several suspects attempting to break into a car at the corner of Nelson and Hollygrove. The men fled and Patrolman Bergeron chased one of them into an alley. The suspect opened fire, striking him in the chest. A detective arriving on the scene shot and killed the 17-year-old shooter. Four others were arrested.

Patrolman Bergeron died while being transported to Charity Hospital.

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God bless you Pete. I prayed for you the night you were shot and you are still remembered. The logo of the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) is a badge with your number 1544.

Brother Officer
New Orleans Police Department
April 27, 2013

 

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