Patrolman John Pettaway

Patrolman John Pettaway

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1893

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John Pettaway

Patrolman John Pettaway was shot and killed near the intersection of Chippewa Street and Washington Avenue by one of two notorious hoodlums he attempted to arrest for assaulting another man.

Both suspects were arrested in Boyce several days later and charged with murder. Both were acquitted because of a lack of evidence. One was shot and killed a year later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted


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Rest in peace Patrolman Pettaway.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2021

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