Patrolman Carl O. Reese

Patrolman Carl O. Reese

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 1977

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Carl O. Reese

Patrolman Carl Reese suffered a fatal heart attack after serving a 25-hour tour of duty during the Blizzard of 1977.

In his attempt to rescue stranded motorists, push cars out of the snow on Route 5, and bring aid to the sick, Officer Reese made two separate one-mile trips, on foot, to bring medication from a hospital to stranded citizens. Despite suffering from chest pains he continued to assist during the severe weather. Hours later he suffered the fatal heart attack.

Patrolman Reese was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1317
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace Patrolman Reese.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2020

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