P-O- Peter Hart #1224

P.O. Peter M. Hart #1224

Name: Hart, Peter M.
Star: 1224
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 010 Precinct
End of Watch: 20-Jan-1913
Incident Details: Police Officer Peter Hart, 32, was assigned to the 10th Precinct.

On January 20, 1913, Officer Hart was fatally wounded when he attempted to arrest Robert Webb.  Officer Hart hid and waited for Webb to arrive to the boarding house he was living in.  When Webb arrived, a fierce struggle ensued and Officer Hart was fatally wounded.

Robert Webb was a member of an auto gang.  He was found guilty of Officer Hart’s murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hart was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.