Lieutenant Peter F. McGuigan

Lieutenant Peter F. McGuigan

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 23, 1920

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Peter F. McGuigan

Lieutenant McGuigan was shot and killed while questioning a suspicious man near Grand River Avenue and Lothrop Street just after 8 p.m. The lieutenant was on his way to work when several neighbor boys approached him and told him a suspicious man was near the rear of their house at 2915 Lothrop Street.

The man produced a gun as Lieutenant McGuigan spoke with him and fired two shots. Lieutenant McGuigan chased the man several blocks after being shot in the chest but ultimately fell. 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. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious person

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