Police Officer Cedric J. Peterson

Police Officer Cedric J. Peterson

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, May 22, 1922

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Cedric J. Peterson

Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when a vehicle collided with his police motorcycle at the intersection of Market Street and Chambers Street. Officer Peterson was on patrol at 0115 hours when the incident occurred. The driver of the car that struck him took him to City Hospital and then fled the scene without giving his name. Officer Peterson died six days later.

Officer Peterson had been with the agency for 3.5 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 17, 1922
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

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