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WacoTrib By TOMMY WITHERSPOON 10/23/2018

W.H. "Pete" Peterson had just left church on May 17, 2015, and was on his way to his granddaughter's high school baccalaureate ceremony when he got the call of mass casualties during a biker brawl that shattered the otherwise calm of the Sunday afternoon.

Like many others that day, Peterson, a Vietnam veteran and a 38-year law enforcement officer, was not prepared for what he saw at the Twin Peaks crime scene after rival biker groups and police officers were involved in the deadly shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured.

As McLennan County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 2, Peterson was on call that day and conducted inquests on the bodies of the nine killed.

"I had not seen such carnage since my days in Vietnam," Peterson said. "I just did the best that I could with the information that I had."

But it was what happened later that evening that is serving now as grist for Peterson's political opponent, Libertarian candidate Lauren Daugherty.

Peterson, 66, signed off on identical arrest warrants for 177 of the bikers arrested that night and set bonds for each at $1 million. Bikers remained jailed for weeks, some for months, until their attorneys could negotiate reduced bonds with the McLennan County District Attorney's Office.

More: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/elections/justice-of-the-peace-challenger-focuses-campaign-on-twin-peaks/article_cda6b235-a0d1-5d0b-9d4a-b49fffe6f77c.html
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Incumbent Republican McLennan County Pct. 1 Pl. 2 Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson, also a retired DPS trooper, defeated Libertarian Lauren Daughtery.

https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Polls-open-voting-begins-499729471.html
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