Officer Andrew T. Peterson

Officer Andrew T. Peterson

Wilmington Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Saturday, June 27, 1885

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Andrew T. Peterson

Officer Peterson was shot and killed after responding to reports of a domestic disturbance. A male subject had accused his wife of infidelity after becoming drunk. The man refused to let the woman into their home and began throwing stones at her.

When Officer Peterson arrived the man produced a revolver. Officer Peterson was shot in the abdomen when he stepped in front of the woman to protect her.

A group of bystanders attempted to subdue the suspect, who escaped after shooting into the crowd. The man was later apprehended.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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