Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Officer William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1933

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William Sherfie "Pete" Peterson

Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier while he and his partner pursued a suspected drunk driver on Clearview Avenue.

Their patrol car struck a large stone that was in the roadway, causing Officer Peterson to suffer a serious shoulder injury.

Officer Peterson was placed on light duty following the incident. He suffered a fatal blood clot as he recovered.

Officer Peterson served with the Akron Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 122

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 3, 1933
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Peterson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Akron.


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October 31, 2023

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