Patrol Officer John LaBarr Peters

Patrol Officer John LaBarr Peters

Plymouth Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1962

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John LaBarr Peters

Officer John Peters was killed in a single vehicle accident and another officer was seriously injured while responding to a fire at a store that was struck by lightning in the 900 block of West Main Street.

Both officers were responding to the scene in the same police cruiser when their vehicle skidded on wet pavement then struck a utility pole in the 400 block of West Main Street.

Officer Peters served with the Plymouth Borough Police Department for more than 16 and a half years and was survived by his wife, and two sons.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 16 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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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 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2013

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