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Policeman Isadore Reinheimer | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Isadore Reinheimer

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 2, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 1595

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Policeman Reinheimer was shot and killed by a man he had just taken into custody.

Policeman Reinheimer had been called to the house by the sister-in-law of the man when he produced the handgun and began waving it around. Policeman Reinheimer had taken one handgun from the suspect, but the man pulled out a second handgun and shot him six times. The suspect was arrested a short time later after a shootout with other officers.

The 23-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Policeman Reinheimer was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Policeman Reinheimer. Thank you for your valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 19, 2016

 

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