Patrolman Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr.

Patrolman Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 1969

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Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr.

Patrolman Peter Bergeron was shot and killed when he and his partner surprised several suspects attempting to break into a car at the corner of Nelson and Hollygrove.

The men fled, and Patrolman Bergeron chased one of them into an alley. The suspect opened fire, striking him in the chest. A detective arriving on the scene shot and killed the 17-year-old shooter. Four others were arrested.

Patrolman Bergeron died while being transported to Charity Hospital.

Patrolman Bergeron had served with the New Orleans Police Department. He was survived by his wife and son.

He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1544

Incident Details

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


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Rest in peace Patrolman Bergeron.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2022

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