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Patrolman Peter Francis Egnor | Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Peter Francis Egnor

Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 14, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Egnor was shot and killed during a high-speed chase and shootout. Other officers had been waved down by a prostitute who pointed out a man who had robbed her the week before. When officers attempted to stop the suspect the pursuit started. Throughout the chase the suspect fired several weapons striking three different police cars and fatally wounding Patrolman Egnor. The suspect's vehicle spun out of control and he shot and killed himself. A cache of weapons was found inside the suspect's vehicle.

On October 14th, 2006, the Albany Avenue bridge was renamed the Peter Francis Egnor Bridge in his honor.

Patrolman Egnor had been with the agency for 18 months.

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There are no words to describe seeing your handsome Taurean face after 36 years Peter. I was 21 that year too (but you know that). I'm sorry I didn't take that last motorcycle ride with you right before you left this world but you knew my situation and I knew yours. You were one of the sweetest guys I'd ever met. I'm glad we got to be young together and to have FUN together...I'll always cherish that last Summer.
Fred Bordi

Fred Bordi Private Citizen
personal friend
October 27, 2014

 

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