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Patrolman Omer James Reygaert | Romeo Police Department, Michigan Romeo Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Omer James Reygaert

Romeo Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, September 21, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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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.

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Jimmy, you were my much loved cousin. Today with the shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge you name came up again in the family. We think of you often. You made the supreme sacrifice for all of us.

Love you,

JoAnn (Bousson) DelProposto

JoAnn DelProposto
1st cousin
July 18, 2016

 

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