Deputy Sheriff
Wayne H. Peters
Rush County Sheriff's Department
Saturday, May 25, 1968

Age: 39
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Panel 5E, Line 3
Panel L12, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, May 25, 1968

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 44 at Flatrock River Road
Incident County:
Rush
Incident Township:
Rushville
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Released from prison
Burial Place:
East Hill Cemetery, Rushville

   Deputy Wayne Peters was shot and killed as he went to the Tower Motel at the request of the owner. Upon entering the motel's office, the owner shot Deputy Peters twice in the chest before he could draw his weapon.

   The 65-year-old suspect was sentenced to 30 years in prison and has since died.

   Deputy Peters was survived by his wife and two children.



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