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Patrolman Henry L. Peeler

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Henry L. Peeler

Rest in peace Patrolman Peeler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 20, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 5, 2021

God bless you sir and your surviving family.

Senior Special Agent BJ Stanley
BNSF Railroad Police

October 29, 2018

Patrolman Peeler,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 25, 2018

It has been 49 years ago this week that we lost my father, yes you do move forward with life but on the anniversary you are taken right back to that day. My dad has been gone for 49 years, and still he has such a great impact on our lives. My sister and I, and even our husbands and the grandchildren hold true to his passions. We live his passion for him, because he can not but also because his passion is our as well. We love and miss you daddy.

Keely Peeler Simpson

June 8, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Patrolman Peeler, your life was taken by the vile scum who took the life of Sgt. Armstrong. Though some might find it wrong, I feel that when your partner ended the life of your murderer, not only was justice served, but that many lives were saved by making this animal null and void.

You are and always will be a true hero. God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 25, 2016

I had the pleasure of knowing Pete as our neighbor when I was a small child. He seemed so big when he was wearing his police uniform! We loved having him around, then we had to mourn his loss.

I grew up loving his family, and honoring his memory. What a gift to have known him.

Debra Bills

March 7, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

I played football at Farragut H.S. with Henry Peeler in 1959. Henry had the moves of Gale Sayers, a terrific running back and a very good man. Rest in peace old friend.

Not a Police Officer
High School Friend

May 8, 2015

My father was the light of my life, he could do no wrong, even after correcting my 4 year old (bad) behavior; I would be right back in his lap. I know we all come into this world with an assigned date to leave here, but my daddy was taken away entirely too soon. He never got to see my sister and I grow up, he never got to know his grandchildren, to meet our husbands, he never got to see his grandson play high school and college football, playing in my dad's old position no less. My father's not physically with us, but then again he is... he is with us in every fiber of our lives. My dad instilled the love of outdoors in my sister and I; he is with us every time we cast our fishing lines into a lake. Every time I clean a fish, yes he taught me how to clean a fish at 5 years old, ok I guess I scaled the fish and he cleaned them. We honor our dad by continuing to do the things that he loved and in doing so, it has become our passion. Thank you to those who have shared your memories of my dad, it means so much to our family. We are blessed!

Keely Simpson

November 20, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing thier memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Peeler. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

He was like a big brother; always protective and there when needed the most. He will always be remembered and loved. I pray that his spirit will always be with the C.P.D. He was the true example of a professional!

Alondo Waters
Private Citizen

November 18, 2011

He was a good police Officer that helped us in the community. He would stop and talk to us about going to school. He will always be missed! Thanks you from the kids on 43rd Street!!

Tommy Waters

November 18, 2011

Henry, you started as a neighbor-4859 w. 43rd st, a friend, then a fellow policemen. Though I now reside in Las vegas, you've been in my thoughs. You will never be forgotten!!

Retired, Eldgish Louis Waters
Chicago Police

November 9, 2011

Your professionalism and dedication to duty, which led to your ultimate sacrifice, in this case is one of the best ever. It should serve as an example of the professionalism of the CPD. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

June 7, 2011

A man I will never meet and have only heard about that has giving me and my family so much. Your End of Watch was 06.05.1968 but your memory and spirt is still alive through our family. You will never be forgot b/c you left the most precious gifts on earth. Two loving daughters that have kept your memory alive through our family. 4/27 I went through the worst tornado that has ever hit Tuscaloosa, Al and the first respoonders were law enforcement. I have a new found respect for the Brothers in Blue. I work in the criminal justice system and I respect the law even if I don't agree with it. Yesterday I watched a funeral procession for a fallen officer who's End of Watch was 05.21.2011 and I was so proud of how many people were standing on the side of the road paying their respects. No one understands the sacrifice the family gives when your loved one is a member of the Brother in Blue. Papa Pete I love you, missing you and will continue to keep your memory alive with future generations.

Love always,

Kiri R Simpson

Your loving granddaughter

Kiri R Simpson

May 27, 2011

My brother Chris and I went to the Law Enforcement Memorial service in Belleville, Il. this past Tues. to honor our dad Jack R. Armstrong who was killed in the line of duty April 25, 1968. The same man who killed our dad also killed Patrolman Peeler. It has been 42 yrs. ago but they will never be forgotten for their brave service. I have thought of Patrolman Peeler's family over the years wondering how they are and praying that they have had a good life. When in Washington D. C. for the memorial service a few years ago I found Patrolman Peeler's name on the wall along with my dad's name and so many countless others. May we always remember them not only for their service but for their devotion to family and friends.

Jacquelyn Armstrong McCormick
May 13, 2010

Jacquelyn Armstrong McCormick

May 13, 2010

41 years since you were taken away from your family
we have not forgotten your sir.
rest in peace.
your sacrifice has not and will never be forgotten.

-the Men and WOmen of the Northeastern Illinois University Police Dept.


June 6, 2009

My memories of my father are short, but God gave us friends, family and a host of people that knew of my father and for that I am truly grateful, with all of their stories and fond memories it gave me an insight as to who my father really was a husband, father, friend and officer.

God has placed many people into my path of life who knew my father or who knew Of him, I often wonder how life would have been for us and then God told me that “I loved him more, this is why he is with me”.

Thank you Dad for the gift of life, I also thank the Officer down Memorial Page. This has allowed everyone to express their memories of my father Henry L. Peeler.

Thank you
Sherry L. Peeler

Sherry Peeler

September 4, 2008

June 1968 I was in the 7th grade at Hearst School. At 10PM news anchor Fahey Flynn started his newscast with a breaking story about Officer Henry Peeler. I looked out my bedroom window and saw police officals walking to Pete's front door. His wife Judy often gave me rides to school in their little VW. It's been 40 years and I still think of him, Judy and their two daughters. I will never ever forget him. We lived at 4875 W. 43rd St. My father like Pete was Chicago PD.

Don Richardson

April 29, 2008



October 28, 2007

Our prayers and momment of thought is for Henry and his family on this day. RIP-your sacrifice and that of your family to make Chicago a better place is not in vain.


June 5, 2007

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