Patrolman Robert A. Reid

Patrolman Robert A. Reid

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1868

Add to My Heroes

Robert A. Reid

Patrolman Reid and Patrolman Samuel Bryson were shot and killed while attempting to restore order during a riot that broke out during the 1868 Presidential election. The riot was started by citizens opposing candidate Ulysses S. Grant. Three citizens were killed and 17 injured.

Patrolman Reid was a Confederate Civil War Veteran, having served with the Georgia Home Guards.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 4, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.