Police Officer Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Police Officer Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Cheltenham Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 3, 1946

Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Police Officer Edgar Peterson was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a domestic disturbance.

His patrol car struck a telephone pole on Glenside Avenue, 100 feet west of Lynwood Avenue, when he took evasive action to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway. He suffered severe injuries and died after being transported to a local hospital.

Officer Peterson was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Cheltenham Township Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic

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Officer Peterson,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cheltenham Township. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 3, 2014

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