Police Officer James R. Reifschneider

Police Officer James R. Reifschneider

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, April 30, 1977

James R. Reifschneider

Officer Reifschneider was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop on I-270. He was standing by the driver's side door of a violator's vehicle. A drunk driver struck him and dragged him 150 feet down the roadway. The suspect fled the scene. The suspect was found passed out in the back seat of his vehicle parked in front of his residence.

Officer Reifschneider had been a member of the St. Louis County Police Department for 16 years and was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 430

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

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Hey Reif:

Once again, another year past and i still think of you and your fine family every morning when i put on my bracelet. You'd be proud of Mike. Miss you buddy.


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April 30, 2016

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