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Special Officer Dwayne Anthony Reeves | Newark School District Police Services, New Jersey Newark School District Police Services, New Jersey

Special Officer

Dwayne Anthony Reeves

Newark School District Police Services, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, July 18, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 269

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Special Officer Dwayne Reeves was shot and killed as he and his partner approached a car outside of Weequahic High School at approximately 1400 hours.

The officers had just broken up a fight between two female students and were talking with the girls when two men, one of whom was the brother of one of the girls, pulled up in a car and opened fire, striking Officer Reeves in the head and Officer Reeves' partner in the hand. Officer Reeves' partner was able to return fire and shot one of the suspects in the stomach.

Officer Reeves was taken to University Hospital where he died from his wounds. The suspect who was shot in the stomach was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, but wasn't arrested until the following day. On October 15, 2007, the suspect was found guilty of reckless manslaughter and sentenced to 10 yeas in prison. He was convicted of four other charges relating to the incident which added 20 additional years to his sentence.

Officer Reeves had served with the Newark School District Police for three years, and worked a second job with the Newark Housing Authority Police for a total of four years. He is survived by his wife and several children.

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Dear cousin I am so sorry in the loss of Dwayne you have my most deepest heart felt sympathy. May God continue to hold the family up in strength and courage. From the Pitts family of MACON Georgia.

Earl Lee Pitts
November 7, 2015


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