Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 15 years
Patrolman Reygaert was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle driven by a man suspected of an earlier shooting. The suspect shot Patrolman Reygaert in the chest and then disarmed Patrolman Reygaert's partner at gunpoint. He then handcuffed the partner to Patrolman Reygaert and fled the scene. The suspect was arrested in London, Ontario, 25 days later.
The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison on January 22, 1971. He was paroled on August 5, 1978.
Patrolman Reygaert had served with the Romeo Police Department for 2 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.