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Police Officer James R. Reifschneider | St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

James R. Reifschneider

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, April 30, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 430

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Arrested

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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.

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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.

Ken

Police Officer
STLCOPD
April 30, 2016

 

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