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Sergeant John J. Reicherter | New York World's Fair Police Department, New York New York World's Fair Police Department, New York


John J. Reicherter

New York World's Fair Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, June 1, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 33 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Arrested

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Sergeant John Reicherter suffered a fatal heart attack as he and another officer struggled with a man at the World's Fair's Denmark Pavilion.

They had responded to the pavilion in response to a fight and discovered one of the displays had been broken. As they investigated the incident a subject came out of a bathroom with a bloody hand. As the officers attempted to question him the man became violent and struck the other officer in the head with a phone.

Sergeant Reicherter collapsed as they tried to subdue the subject. The man was arrested and charged with felonious assault.

Sergeant Reicherter had served with the New York World's Fair Police Department for two years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for 31 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
February 8, 2017


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