Patrolman William Otis Peebles

Patrolman William Otis Peebles

Venice Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, June 29, 1928

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William Otis Peebles

Patrolman W. Otis Peebles was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Robin Street.

He was testing out a new police motorcycle when he collided with a truck that pulled into his path as he was westbound on Broadway.

Patrolman Peebles had served with the Venice Police Department for at least 14 years. He was survived by his wife. two children, mother, and two siblings.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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