Sean Peek, 49, Bridgeton Police Officer, Badge 1027, of Millville ended his watch on September 6, 2020. He had served the Bridgeton Police Department from 2005 until his untimely death.

Sean was born in Millville on February 9, 1971, and was the son of Charles F. Peek III of Irvine, Kentucky, and the late Gail Gabiano Peek, who passed away in 2015. He was raised in Millville and graduated from Millville High School in 1989. He also attended Camden County College where he received his emergency medical training. Shortly after high school, Sean began working at Millville Rescue. He served as an EMT through Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury with both Stations 5 and 7 until entering the police academy in 1995. For three years he served with the Buena Vista Township Police Force while continuing as an EMT before joining the Bridgeton Police Department.

He served in several capacities with the police department including detective, internal affairs officer, narcotics unit, patrolman and acting sergeant. Patrolman Peek earned seven different awards. Five Unit Citation Medals, awarded for participation of an operating unit in a cited action, one Educational Achievement Medal, awarded for achievement of 65 credits towards a degree at an acknowledged university, one Purple Heart Medal, awarded when an officer is wounded in the line of duty. He has also been awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously); presented to the family of a law enforcement officer killed in the performance of his duty. Sean was a member of Local 94 PBA.

He and his wife, Megan M. (nee Pavon) Peek lived at the same Millville address for 11 years and lived briefly in Bridgeton prior to moving to Millville. He loved his family trips to Disney World, playing the drums and most of all, spending time with his daughter. Sean was also a history buff and enjoyed reading about the Civil War.

In addition to his father and his wife, Megan, he is survived by his beloved eight-year old daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Peek, his sister, Emily J. Dion (fiancé, Randy Green) of Millville, three nephews, Nathaniel, Matthew and Joshua Dion and his brother-in-law, Kevin Pavon (wife, Kristine Gannotta).

– Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe