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Patrolman Joseph A. Reuschle | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Joseph A. Reuschle

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 28, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 7562

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Joseph Reuschle was shot and killed in retaliation for an arrest he had made.

On September 3, Patrolman Reuschle arrested five men in an automobile at the corner of 177th Street and Riverside Drive, Bronx. The men were in possession of illegal handguns and two blackjacks.

While out on bail, one or all of the men found Patrolman Reuschle and killed him.

Patrolman Reuschle had served with the agency for 14 years and was assigned to the 42nd Precinct, the present day 34th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
September 28, 2017

 

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