Mounted Patrolman Charles G. Peterson

Mounted Patrolman Charles G. Peterson

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 23, 1908

Charles G. Peterson

Mounted Patrolman Charles Peterson was shot and killed while responding to a fire call at 2161 Queen City Avenue.

An emotionally disturbed man had set fire to an apartment in an attempt to kill himself, and then armed himself with a shotgun. A bystander had rushed into the apartment building in an attempt to render aid when he was shot by the subject.

Patrolman Peterson arrived at the scene at approximately 1:40 pm and, despite being warned the subject was armed and had already killed the citizen, attempted to enter the building to arrest the man. The subject fatally shot him as he reached the top of the stairs.

Patrolman Peterson had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for nine years. He was a native of Denmark and had served in the United States Navy during the Spanish American War. He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush, edp, fatal funnel

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Patrolman Peterson,
Sir, even though it's been 107 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Spanish-American War.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 24, 2015

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