Detective Peter J. Sprott

Detective Peter J. Sprott

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, October 10, 1930

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Peter J. Sprott

Detective Sprott was killed when his aircraft crashed.

Detective Sprott, the nephew of a former police superintendent, died at 6:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital after the plane he was riding in crashed at the Gratiot Airport in Roseville. The detective and his partner had seized the plane on a complaint that it had been stolen and were flying it back to Detroit when it crashed during take-off.

Detective Sprott served with the department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircarft accident, stolen vehicle

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

October 10, 2020

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