Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 33 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
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.