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.

Bio

  • 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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Hey Pete, wat I remember of you is that you were always nice to me, I wish I would have known you better but that doesn’t matter wat I knew and now know is that some people are born hero’s and no matter wat you did in life it would of shown, I was at my sons graduation from the academy year day and they were doin a few names for a “roll call” nd I fund myself stuck on you and wat your partner told my mom, I’ll keep that but I should have wrote this a long time ago, to me I’m still that 6 year old kid when I think of you, prob not making sense but I know yiur holding it down for the man up there, you’ll always be one of my heroes, rest easy cuz.....
Jimmy

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April 12, 2021

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