Peter M. Price
(Jun. 13, 1941 - Feb. 12, 1969)
Peter M. Price was born June 13, 1941, in Rockville Center, Long
Island, N.Y. A veteran of the United States Army, he joined the
Clearwater Police Department on Oct. 19, 1965.
On Dec. 15, 1967, Patrolman Price volunteered
for, and was assigned to, duty as a Motorcycle Officer. At
1:35 p.m. on Feb. 12, 1969, while responding to an emergency call
on his 1967 Harley Davidson, Patrolman Price was involved in a
crash at Drew Street and Northeast Coachman Road. The driver of
an oncoming car turned left in front of him. Patrolman Price
was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered severe head and internal
injuries. He was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was
pronounced dead 45 minutes later. He was 27 years old.
Patrolman Price was survived by his parents,
wife and two brothers. He was buried at Sylvan Abbey.
Patrolman Price was the second Clearwater
police officer to die in the line of duty, and the second to die
in a motorcycle crash. Sadly, his death was investigated by Patrolman
John F. Passer, who himself was killed in a motorcycle crash the
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