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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To my Uncle, I am sorry that I never really got the chance to know you, as you were taken when I was only 4 years old. Thank you for your service and you will ALWAYS be remembered. Nor will we ever forget why this happened.

Tina Lucchesi

January 28, 2016

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