Reserve Officer Andrew Ferman "Pete" Sharp

Reserve Officer Andrew Ferman "Pete" Sharp

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, August 17, 1963

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Andrew Ferman "Pete" Sharp

Reserve Officer Pete Sharp succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when he was struck by two cars at Wayzata Boulevard and Cedar Lake Road

He was directing traffic at the city's Aquatennial Parade when the two speeding cars entered the area. One of the cars stopped suddenly near Officer Sharp. The second car struck the first car from the rear, causing both cars to slide into Officer Sharp and a second reserve officer.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Reserve Officer Sharp succumbed to his injuries three weeks later. The other officer had his left foot amputated as a result of the accident.

Reserve Officer Sharp was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Minneapolis Police Department's Reserve Unit for three years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and grandson.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 24, 1963

directing traffic, parade

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Officer Sharp,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death 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 U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2023

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