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Trooper Cyril J. Reichert | Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

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Cyril J. Reichert

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 85

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/27/1947

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1948

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Trooper Reichert succumbed to gunshot wounds received one week earlier after stopping a car wanted for an earlier shooting. The incident occurred at 1600 hours on Highway 90 just inside the Louisiana state line. The suspect was arrested, convicted, and executed the following year.

Trooper Reichert had been with the agency for seven years and was assigned to Trooper K in Biloxi. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Trooper Reichert, your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
February 5, 2017

 

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