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Former Police Sergeant Drew Peterson arrested in Bollingbrook, Illinois
Pictured in this photo provided by the Will County Sheriff's Department is former Bollingbrook, Illinois police sergeant Drew Peterson who was arrested on May 7, 2009 and charged with the 2004 murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Peterson is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. (UPI Photo/Will County Sheriff's Department/HO)
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Drew M. Patterson (born January 5, 1954) is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third and fourth wives. The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases. On May 7, 2009, Peterson was indicted by a Will County, Illinois grand jury and charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson currently resides in the Will County Adult Detention Center, Joliet IL, awaiting trial.

In 1972, Drew Peterson graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, where he ran cross country. After high school graduation, Peterson joined the US Army. In 1974, he briefly attended the College of DuPage. Peterson later moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where he trained as a military police officer.

Drew Peterson had a 29-year career as a police officer. He began working with the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, and in 1979, he received a "Police Officer of the Year" award from the department.

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