Officer Bruce A. Petersen

Officer Bruce A. Petersen

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1987

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Bruce A. Petersen

Officer Bruce Petersen was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a speeding vehicle on State Route 61 near Concho, Arizona.

His patrol car struck another car in front of the Concho School, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a large tree.

Officer Petersen had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and three sons.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3536

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle pursuit

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