Lieutenant Peter F. McGuigan

Lieutenant Peter F. McGuigan

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 23, 1920

Peter F. McGuigan

Lieutenant McGuigan was shot and killed while questioning a suspicious man near Grand River Avenue and Lothrop Street just after 8 pm. The lieutenant was on his way to work when several boys approached him and told him the man was near their house.

The man produced a gun as Lieutenant McGuigan spoke with him and fired two shots. Lieutenant McGuigan chased the man several blocks but was shot and wounded. He was taken to Providence Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

Lieutenant McGuigan had served with the Detroit Police Department for 15 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Lt. McGuigan,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 23, 2017

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