Detective Peter K. Tsorvas

Detective Peter K. Tsorvas

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, November 2, 1920

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Peter K. Tsorvas

Detective Peter Tsorvas succumbed to gunshot wounds to the leg and abdomen while investigating a gambling ring at Wylie and Sixth Avenues three days earlier. Detective Tsorvas and the suspect engaged in a running gun battle in which over nine shots were fired.

His murderer was captured and confessed. He was tried, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to 4 but not more than 8 years.

Detective Tsorvas had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for two years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 30, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years


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You are not forgotten. Today, especially, we remember you and speak your name into the universe once again.
We did not meet on this earth but will one day in the afterlife.
With love and respect,
Gregg M. Sorvas, grandson

Marilyn and Gregg

November 2, 2019

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