Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1981

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Kenneth Petersen

Patrolman Petersen and Patrolman John Alexander were killed in an airplane accident while on approach to the Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. The officers were on patrol in the department's Cessna 150 when the accident occurred. Patrolman Petersen was piloting the aircraft.
Patrolman Petersen had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

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