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Policeman Isadore Reinheimer

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1932

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Reflections for Policeman Isadore Reinheimer

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Policeman Reinheimer. Thank you for your valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 19, 2016

Thank you P/O Joe Leighthardt. God Bless you and keep you safe.

Scotti Sawyer-Kershner
Wissahickon Fire Company

August 23, 2016

I had the honor of laying a wraet upon your grave site at Christmas. Just a reminder that you are not forgotten.

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept.

March 19, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

I am the youngest son of your youngest son (Edwin). There is so much I don't know about you, and yet when I look at your photo, I can see a bit of my Dad, a bit of my Uncle Harold, and even a bit of my brother Bill. Strong family resemblances, I suppose.
I've taken good care of your cavalry uniform, from the Great War. We've had another one of those--great wars, as well as a few other wars, since you departed. I just wanted to let you know, you are remembered, with what little memories, your descendants, were afforded.
I wish I could have met you. And I wish my Dad could have grown up, having you around.
Rest in Peace,

John A. Reinheimer

November 8, 2011

Well after years of not knowing where his grave was, a cousin helped me locate it and we found his grave, his parents, his grandparents and the oldest son Stanley who died in 1927 of diptheria. My father(Harold) was the oldest to live to maturity, he is now gone, as is his youngest son (Edward). My uncle Dick is still living and he recieved notice that the city of Philadelphia will dedicate a plaque to him some time next year at the location of the incident. Officer Reinheimer is now survived by one son, 11 grand childern, 8 great grand children and 2 great great grand children.

Officer Reinheimer's wife, my grandmother, Cecelia H. Reinheimer was police matron in Philadelphia and she worked primarily in the court house at least that is what I remember. (Woman were not police officers in those days)

Officer Reinheimer's murderer was convicted and served a full life sentence.

I am his oldest grand daughter and like my father, I am a volunteer with a local fire company. While I am a certified firefighter, I am also a fire police officer, I guess I got it naturally.

Another side piece of information, there are no memorial plaques in city hall for officers who died between 1929 and 1941. My cousin went to take a picture of the memorial plaque last week, was sent to the area where it should be (by the FOP guide)and there was none. Philadelphia has not honored these officers yet... maybe some day they will join their brothers and sisters on a plaque in City Hall.

Scotti Reinheimer Saywer-Kershner
Grand Daughter

December 17, 2009

Hey Great Grandfather,
I just wanted to update you a little bit. I changed departments a while back and just recently got married. I also got promoted to Narcotics Detective.
Thanks for watching out for me and my husband as we hit the streets.

Detective Smith
great grand daughter

August 25, 2009

Always remembered my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 2, 2007

Officer Reinheimer,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WW I.



August 2, 2007

God Bless you Officer Reinheimer, as you sleep in God's Love and Peace. You will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my daily prayers. Thank you for your work and dedication and the sacrifice you made in protecting the people of Philadelphia. My husband is a retired Philly police officer. Our oldes son is a Philly Detective and our youngest just entered the Academy. God Bless you and watch over all your brothers and sisters in Blue here on earth.
Kathi Halligan wife and mom of LEO

Kathi Halligan
Phila., PA

June 6, 2006

I became a police officer almost 2 years ago thinking I was the only person in my family to do so. About a month ago my mom sent me a clipping from 1932 with your picture on it. She told me you are a relative of mine. I think you are my great, great grandfather. I am honored to find out that someone else in my family's blood runs blue like mine. You gave your life in an honorable way and I am only sorry that I never got to meet you. I know you are watching over me and all the rest of your brothers and sisters in blue. I will frame a picture of you and put it on my wall with the rest of the pictures of my family. Thank you and May you dwell in the bright Garden of Eden.

Deputy Leah Sugarman
Richland County Sheriff's Dept, Great Great Grand-Daughter

April 22, 2006

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