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 William Grayden Peters

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William Grayden Peters

  • Birth 16 Feb 1919 Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 7 Jun 1970 Fountain County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Saloma, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 88000414







Parents: Finley Peters & Mary E. Franklin Peters.

United States Officer Down Memorial Notes:

Deputy Marshal William Grayden Peters, Department:Fountain City Police Department. Department State: Indiana.Date of Incident: June 7-1970. Death Location: Indiana. End of Watch Date: June 7-1970. Age: 51. Birth Year: 1919. Tour of Duty: 4 years. Badge # 89F2. Cause of Death: Gunfire.Suspect: Sentenced to Life.

Deputy Marshal William Peters and Marshal Donald Goodwin were shot and killed while attempting to appredhend two burglary suspects wanted from Kentucky.

A passerby found the bullet-riddled bodies of the officers at a closed gas station at 2:30 a.m. The offenders fled but were eventually captured.

One offender received a life sentence, while the other offender received a double life sentence.

In May 2006, the Indiana Parole Board denied parole to both offenders in separate hearings.

Deputy Marshal Peters had served with the Fountain City Police Department for four years. He and Marshal Goodwin were brothers-in-law.



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  • Created by: Remembered ~*~ Angels
  • Added: 3 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88000414
  • Remembered ~*~ Angels
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Grayden Peters (16 Feb 1919–7 Jun 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88000414, citing Saloma Cemetery, Saloma, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Remembered ~*~ Angels (contributor 47761329) .