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Sergeant Christopher Reyka | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida


Christopher Reyka

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 9463

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: At large

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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.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016


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