Patrolman Peter Francis Egnor

Patrolman Peter Francis Egnor

Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1981

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Peter Francis Egnor

Patrolman Peter Egnor was shot and killed during a high-speed chase and shootout.

Other officers had been waved down by a prostitute who pointed out a man who had robbed her the week before. When officers attempted to stop the suspect the pursuit started. Throughout the chase the suspect fired several weapons, striking three different police cars, and fatally wounding Patrolman Egnor.

The subject committed suicide after his vehicle crashed. A cache of weapons was found inside the man's vehicle.

On October 14th, 2006, the Albany Avenue bridge was renamed the c in his honor.

Patrolman Egnor had served with the Atlantic City Police Department for 18 months.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

robbery, vehicle pursuit

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I was sitting, next to Pete, nor was I wearing a bullet-proof-vest, traveling approximately 60 mph, going up the bride, and at on top the unfortunate took place. I know what happen, & I tell in my book, title "My Bridge Over Troubled Waters" & you can read it for your self !!! "Thank-You-Jesus"

Former ACPD Officer, Wesley Hawkins Jr.

January 18, 2018

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