Police Officer Carl Peterson, Jr.

Police Officer Carl Peterson, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 1971

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Carl Peterson, Jr.

Police Officer Carl Peterson was shot and killed as he was using a call box at the corner of West Lexington Street and Greene Street.

A man attacked him, took his revolver, and shot him in the head. The suspect was arrested a short time later and told officers that he did not know why he shot Officer Peterson.

Officer Peterson had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and stepdaughter.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended


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Officer Peterson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 12, 2021

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