Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1933

William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier while he and his partner pursued a suspected drunk driver on Clearview Avenue. Their patrol car struck a large stone that was in the roadway, causing Officer Peterson to suffer a serious shoulder injury.

Officer Peterson was placed on light duty following the incident. He suffered a fatal blood clot as he recovered.

Officer Peterson was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 122

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 3, 1933
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 31, 2017

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