Joseph Peterson, Mayor of Wyandotte, MI, has passed away from unknown causes

May 19, 2020: Joseph Peterson, Mayor of Wyandotte, MI, has passed away from unknown causes. Peterson served on the Wyandotte City Council from 2005 to 2009 and was elected mayor in 2009, according to the city. He was in his third term when he died. Before that, he served with the city's police force for 27 years, holding several different positions, including narcotics undercover officer and detective sergeant. Peterson traveled across the country and to South America while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration task force for four years. Before he ran for city council, Peterson briefly worked as a probation officer in 2004.


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