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Policeman Sidney Riegel | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Sidney Riegel

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 6, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 4299

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Policeman Sidney Riegel was shot and killed and his partner was seriously wounded by an ex-convict wanted for robbing a liquor store. The suspect opened fire on the officers when they attempted to arrest him outside a residence on Pierce Street in Pacioma. He surrendered to a newspaper reporter a week later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on November 9, 1961.

Policeman Riegel was survived by his wife and two daughters. He was a World War II veteran.

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Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295
May 6, 2016

 

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