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October 27, 1954
Salt Lake City Police Department
Officer Harold A. Peterson, Sr. was killed in a traffic accident.
At approximately 10 a.m., Officer Peterson was patrolling on his three-wheel motorcycle. As he entered the intersection of 1300 South and 1300 East, a vehicle driven by an elderly man turned in front of him. The collision knocked Officer Peterson from his motorcycle, dragged him more than 30 feet, and pinned him beneath the vehicle. He died of severe head trauma. Officer Peterson was married and the father of a son, who later became a Salt Lake City P.D. officer. He is buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Harold A. Peterson, Sr. is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association.