Deputy Sheriff Thomas L. Reuter

Deputy Sheriff Thomas L. Reuter

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 1990

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Thomas L. Reuter

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Reuter was shot and killed when he stopped a tractor being driven by a 18-year-old man at approximately midnight. The driver shot him as he approached.

The man was convicted of first degree homicide and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Deputy Reuter had served with the Grant County Sheriff's Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life

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I will never forget this tragic event. It shaped my husbands career and the entire sheriffs department became a closer knit family.

Amy Breitsprecker
Spouse of Sgt Ed Breitsprecker Jr

March 19, 2019

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