Police Officer Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Police Officer Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Cheltenham Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 3, 1946

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Edgar Lincoln Peterson

Police Officer Edgar Peterson was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a domestic disturbance.

His patrol car struck a telephone pole on Glenside Avenue, 100 feet west of Lynwood Avenue, when he took evasive action to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway. He suffered severe injuries and died after being transported to a local hospital.

Officer Peterson was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Cheltenham Township Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash


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Officer Peterson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cheltenham. Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 3, 2021

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