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Patrolman Adolf Reimer | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Adolf Reimer

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 25, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/2/1915

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Adolf Reimer succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier when he and another officer responded to a disturbance call at a residence. As the two officers climbed the stairs to the man's room the man opened his door and fired a single shot, striking Patrolman Reimer in the mouth. The suspect then slammed the door and fled through a second-story window.

Patrolman Reimer was taken to Robinwood Hospital where he underwent several surgeries. His condition began to improve but he contracted blood poisoning and died three weeks after being shot.

Patrolman Reimer had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 13, 2013

 

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