Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 9463
Offender: At large
Sergeant Christopher Reyka was shot and killed while checking on two suspicious vehicles in a convenience store parking lot at approximately 1:20 am.
He had parked next to the two vehicles and was checking their license plates.
As he exited his patrol car, an occupant of one of the vehicles also exited the car and opened fire, striking Sergeant Reyka several times. Customers of the store immediately called 911 to report the shooting.
Sergeant Reyka was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.
The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.
Sergeant Reyka was a U.S Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.