Police Officer Albert W. Peterson

Police Officer Albert W. Peterson

Scottsbluff Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 1923

Albert W. Peterson

Officer Peterson was shot and killed by a suspect wanted for bootlegging. Officer Peterson and a Scotts Bluff County deputy went to the man's home in Mitchell to question him. They saw the suspect standing next to the garage and called out to him. The man responded by firing two shots. One of the shots struck Officer Peterson in the stomach, and the second shot struck the deputy in both forearms.

The following week the suspect shot and killed Sheriff George Heiser, of the Keith County Sheriff's Office, when the sheriff attempted to arrest him. Four days later members of a posse shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Peterson was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 25, 2012

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