Police Officer Sean C. Peek

Police Officer Sean C. Peek

Bridgeton Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 2020

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Sean C. Peek

Police Officer Sean Peek died several hours after attempting to rescue a suspect who jumped into the Cohansey River near the Washington Street Bridge at about 1:30 am.

He and other officers had responded to the Bridgeton Fire Department EMT satellite station at 15 Mayor Aitken Drive after a woman was observed damaging an ambulance. Officer Peek observed the suspect the run into the woods near the bridge and then either fall or jump into the river. Officer Peek entered the river in an attempt to rescue the woman, but came distressed due to his equipment. The woman was able to swim to the opposite side of the river while other officers assisted Officer Peek out of the water.

Other officers took the woman into custody on the opposite side of the river. She was subsequently charged with several counts of burglarizing city facilities and destruction of property.

Officer Peek was treated at a local hospital and released to go home where he passed away a short time later.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 1027

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

burglary, destruction, foot pursuit, water rescue

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On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Sean C. Peek and the extended law enforcement family of the Bridgeton Police Department, New Jersey.


End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 2020.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 20, 2020

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