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Officer William Sherfie Akron Police Department, Ohio


William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 31, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 122

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 9/3/1933

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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 81st 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2014


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