Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Walter Lee Peterson

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 10, 1973

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Reflections for Captain Walter Lee Peterson

I began my career with the Department of Corrections just months after you were murdered in the line of duty. In time, I came to know your wife, son, friends, and numerous other family members, along with your “center,” the congregation of Clairton’s Mt. Olive Baptist Church. I am not sure I have ever met a man held in such high regard. Salute.

Jim Hollock; Unit Manager.
DOC, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh.

December 10, 2022

Rest in peace Captain Peterson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 4, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 10, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 26, 2020



December 10, 2016

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 10, 2014

Captain Peterson, I want you to know that you have been an inspiration to me my entire career. I was told what had happened to you when I began my career as a Corrections Officer in 1978. I have thought of you many many times throughout the years. Please know that you have not died in vain. You live in the hearts of law enforcement officers everywhere.

Arthur P Marx Jr Deputy Warden Retired
Butler County Prison

November 25, 2014

Had you lived, your heroism would have gone unnoticed. In death you represent all who serve behind prison walls. We proudly salute you Sir, and pray that we can live up to your legacy of courage.

Joe Hurd

November 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

Retired from the wall, I saw your picture every day. Never forgotten.


July 24, 2011

Retired from the wall, your name and, plaque still hangs on the walls in the admin wing and in out dining hall. Never forgotten.


July 24, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who still love and miss you sir.

Never forgotten.

Constable Pandolfi
York Regional Police Department, Ontario

December 10, 2010

Those of us working today at SCI Pittsburgh ("Western"), honor your memory and your sacrifice. You are not forgotten, Capt Peterson.

Sgt R

December 9, 2010

Here we are again one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 10, 2007

We will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 10, 2006

Lt. Peterson, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 9, 2006

Thank you, Walter, for your service. Although, justice on earth seems onesided, all will stand before the Almighty judge.

PA Resident

March 4, 2006

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