Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Leslie H. Peters, Jr.

Haverhill Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 27, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman Leslie H. Peters, Jr.

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

Thinking of you so much lately Les. I miss you so much. Our 4 grandchildren are amazing and as you know Shannon has been a Police Officer since he got out of the Marines. He always wanted to be like you. So proud of him as with all of them. We have 2 great-grandchildren also. 4 & 8. They know all about you. I see them often and it's nice but then I come home to an empty house again and that's sad for me. Remembering you because "Love is Forever"

Arlene J. Peters
Surviving Wife of
Police Officer Leslie H. Peters Jr.
E.O.W. June 27, 1986

February 5, 2020

My darling husband, I was once told that "time heals all "but his is just not true.. I find myself thinking of you so much.. It's been such a long time since I have just "held your hand" or hugged and kissed you.. It gets tougher (not easier) as time goes on.. Time goes by ever so slowly but I know "our time" will come.. So until "we meet again", I will have to do with remembering the wonderful time we had together.. and I never forget that "Love is Forever".. at least for us..

Arlene J. Peters
Surviving Wife of
Police Officer Leslie H. Peters Jr.
E.O.W. June 27, 1986

March 19, 2019

To my wonderful husband, another sleepless night thinking of you. Wishing you were here with me. Time is going so slowly that sometimes I am amazed at how long it has been since we were together. I thought we would grow old together and here I am doing it alone. Missing you so much and loving you since "Our Love is Forever". Big hugs my love.

Arlene J. Peters

May 24, 2018

My wonderful husband, this will make the 31st Thanksgiving Day that you will be missing from my life. I cannot bear to celebrate what you always called "your" day and would rather sit and reminisce of the wonderful times we had. Although I miss you every day, there are just some days that have "special" meanings for us. Loving and Missing you so much, because Our Love is Forever...

Arlene J. Peters

October 28, 2017

Reading OFF. Peters wife Arlene's notes really tugs at my heart when I think of my wife being left in the same situation. My prayers go out to the Peters' family and especially Arlene.

MPO Rick Nicosia
Brookline, NH PD

June 17, 2017

Reading the notes from Officer Peters' wife Arline really hits home when I think of my wife if she were in the same circumstance. My prayers to Officer Peters family.

Master Patrolman
Brookline NH PD

June 17, 2017

With everything going on with the Police Officers in our country you have been on my mind more than ever before. Not a day goes by that you are not remembered by us. You will always be my "HERO IN BLUE". Love you, because "Love is Forever"


July 24, 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

July 4, 2015

Although it's been 28yrs. ago today that you left us, I am still missing you more than ever. Everybody who ever knew you are missing "the cop, with a smile and a hello for everyone". Loving you because "Love is forever"...


June 27, 2014

It's on days such as this (your birthday) that the memories of what a special person you really were. So many people are still missing the "Friendly Cop" who always had a smile for everyone. Missing you so much, Wife, Arlene
Love is Forever


May 8, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year 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. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections, and especially to your wife Arlene for sharing your love story of eternal love.

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

December 1, 2012

My Darling Husband, I am missing you and your smile more each day. All my love to you, Wife, Arlene


July 20, 2012

The days and evenings spent with you in converstion and the time you spent with me giving your insight and wisdom will never be forgotten.

You are sdaly missed.

Cousin, Ed (Eddie)

Edward Peters, Ex-Patrolman

July 2, 2012

It has been too long since I sat speaking with you as I did so many time as a child and young adult. I will always reflect upon our time and never forget you.

Edward Peters, Ex-Patrolman

July 2, 2012

It's been 26 years but you are never forgotten. Your family, friends, and brother officers keep your memory burning brightly.

Teri Peters Sheldon

July 2, 2012

Les, We both still love and miss you very much. You were always there for us. We always went out to eat and boy could you eat. SMILE. We used to laugh so much. The family was very close and we got together on all occasions. July 4th you always had a cook out at your house and the family all got together. You were the life of the party, always doing something to make us laugh. We miss you so much, we are old now, 88 and 91 and haven't forgotten the good days. We see your picture and say " that's Les and we love him..

Bea & Harold
Mother & Father in Law

February 14, 2012

grandpa lee i never got too meet you but always have i love the stories and memories you have portrayed.i can not believe that you left so soon like you and memerre use too say love is for ever. i love you rest in peace.

kevin d peters

October 14, 2011

On this, my love, the 25th Anniversary of your passing, may you know just how very much you are missed and still loved. Time moves so slowly without you here. So many times I feel you are near, yet too far away for me to touch. My broken heart will never heal since losing you. Remember as we always said " Love is Forever".
Missing You more everyday. Love Always


June 27, 2011

Patrolman Peters you are not forgotten by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police

June 27, 2010

My Darling Husband, My heart breaks more as each day passes. My life ended the same day as yours. You were my life and you will never know how many people's lives you changed just by being you. We all miss you so much. I will always love you. Love is Forever


January 29, 2010

Patrolman Peters, on this 22nd anniversary of your untimely and tragic death I want to thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. Your efforts on behalf of the citizens of Haverhill benefited us all and we owe you our gratitude.

Though you were taken physically from your family and all who know and love you, I do not believe you ever really left them. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

June 27, 2008

22 years is a long time to be gone, but time hasn't diminished your sacrifice.
Thanks for your many years of service. I like the name Leslie so much that
was the name we chose for our daughter.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 27, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

What a good man you were. It was my pleasure to work with you for too short a time. The Midnight Shift was never the same after you passed. Through the years, others from Midnights have joined you, George "Goat" Goutier, Chris Muller, and Bill Rodden. What a roll call that must be......

February 6, 2007

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