Inspector Herman Peccarelli

Inspector Herman Peccarelli

Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, March 9, 1966

Add to My Heroes

Herman Peccarelli

Lieutenant Herman Peccarelli was shot and killed during a standoff involving a man barricaded in a second-floor apartment at 291 Ogden Street.

He as off duty when he volunteered to join officers in responding to a home on Ogden Street where a suspect wanted for three murders was believed to be hiding. When officers arrived at the scene a shootout ensued. Lieutenant Peccarelli was shot once in the head as he attempted to shoot tear gas into the home. The suspect was shot and killed.

Earlier that night the suspect engaged in an argument with a man over the price of a car he wanted to buy from him when he went into a rage and stabbed to death the man, his pregnant wife, and his 10-year-old son.

Lieutenant Peccarelli was posthumously promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant, and on October 7th, 2008, he was then posthumously promoted to the rank of Inspector along with three other fallen officers from the Orange Police Department. He had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

barricade, off duty, murder suspect

Most Recent Reflection

View all 23 Reflections

We miss you every day, time passing never changes that. Our broken hearts will never heal, never.


December 10, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.