Correctional Officer Donald F. Reis

Correctional Officer Donald F. Reis

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, February 28, 1975

Donald F. Reis

Correctional Officer Donald Reis was found stabbed to death in the El Reno Federal Reformatory's chapel in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Three inmates were convicted of Officer Reis' murder. The fitness center at the facility was named in honor of Officer Reis.

Officer Reis was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Three suspects convicted

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Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF

May 28, 2017

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