Superintendent James W. Reynolds

Superintendent James W. Reynolds

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 2, 1917

James W. Reynolds

Superintendent Reynolds and Captain Garry Mullen were shot and killed by another policeman who had been disciplined and suspended from the force several times.

The officer was waiting in the superintendent's office when he suddenly jumped up and started firing his revolver, killing Superintendent Reynolds.

The suspect, who was Captain Mullen's cousin, then yelled that Captain Mullen had shot the chief. As Captain Mullen ran up the stairs towards the commotion, he encountered another officer who shot him. The officer who killed Superintendent Reynolds was eventually subdued and committed to the East Louisiana Hospital for the Insane where he later died.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed

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Spt. Reynolds,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.


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August 2, 2017

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