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Officer William Peterson

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, March 17, 1962

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Reflections for Officer William Peterson

I knew Bill Peterson and his wife, Carol, while living on Government Avenue next door to their apartment. As an 8 year old girl, I would go to their apartment and enjoy talks and cookies with Carol. My parents warned me about bothering them, but I assured them that Carol — and Bill when he was home — did not find me to be a bother. I never forgot their kindness, and have thought about the tragic accident to Bill over the years. I have often wondered what happened to Carol, and I only hope she knows how much her and her husband’s “visits and talks” meant to a young 8 year old.

Martha Christian Matthews
Just a young girl

October 19, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Peterson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2022

From one Ocean View reject to another. I have missed you all the years. your old partner, Lewis E.Foshee

Col. LE. Foshee Jr Waco Sd. ret
Wayne Co sheriff Depr, WvvLewisfoshee h @

November 23, 2014

i KNEW bILL, WORKED AS A ROOKIE WITH HIM AT THE 4TH PRECINCT AT oCEAN vIEW, I ALSO WORKED WITH HIM AT THe 2ND PCT. hE USED TO SAY WE WERE o\OCEAN vIEW REJECTS. wE WERE FRIENDS. He was workind with an other friend Officer Debold He was killed by a drunk driver justt beyond the Burmeda Inn on Va. Blvd, Officer Debold was almost hit by the driver. I attended his funeral, so sad. I will always remember him as he was so outgoing and full of spirit. Seeing his picture brings back so many memories of him and days gone by.

Col. LE. Foshee Jr Waco Sd. ret
Wayne Co sheriff Depr, WvvLewisfoshee h @

November 23, 2014

You have not been forgotten Officer Peterson. Thank you for your service with the NPD. RIP

Maj. Larry Carter
Norfolk Sheriff's Offce & retired NPD

April 8, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th 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 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.

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

March 17, 2012

Officer Peterson,
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 Norfolk. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 17, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 17, 2010

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten by those who followed in your footsteps.

Norfolk Police

March 17, 2009



April 9, 2008

Thank you for your service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. You Brother will never be forgotten. May you continue rest in peace and walk the heaven's beat.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 17, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Peterson. You will not be forgotten.

October 3, 2004


August 5, 2004

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