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Deputy Sheriff Wayne H. Peters

Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 1968

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Wayne H. Peters

I dread this anniversary death of Wayne Peters every year. My father was the Sheriff and he too was shot that same day. Wayne was my second father. I was very close to him and will never, ever forget that day. He was such a cheerful, happy go lucky individual who would do anything for anyone. A true her, a true gentleman.

Micki Geise

May 25, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Peters,
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 Rush County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 25, 2018

Remember the day well and the sorrow I still feel. You were the reason I went into law enforcement and things I learned from you I’ll not forget. Rest In Peace Wayne.

Deputy Jim Winkler (ret)
Rush County Sheriff Dept. (IN)

May 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 25, 2018

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

May 25, 2015

I didn't know my grandfather since I was born after his passing. I am thankful for his service and appreciate the kind words.

Heather Peters

September 15, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Peters. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 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 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.

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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 25, 2012

I was actually born at Rush Memorial Hospital on May 25, 1968. My family all new Deputy Peters and his family. My mother has always told me that she was told about Deputy Peters' death just moments after my birth. Some might say that his spirit of law enforcement has lived on through me in some way. I have ALWAYS wanted to be in law enforcement, even as a child. Now, I am reaching my 20th anniversary as a sworn law enforcement officer.

Thank you for sharing your life with Rush County and ultimately giving that life in the pursuit of our safety on that fateful night in 1968. God bless you and your family!

Brian Small, Investigations Supervisor
Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement

February 27, 2011

I wish to thank you for makeing the ultimate sacrifice it was long before my time in law enforcement but a fallen brother in law enforcement no matter what department does not go unoticed Rest In Peace Brother CARTHAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Town Marshal
Carthage Police Dept

November 10, 2009

Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the citizens of Rush County.

Probation Officer Cory Walker
Jennings County Superior Probation

February 7, 2005

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