Officer David Henry Reese

Officer David Henry Reese

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 28, 1970

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David Henry Reese

Officer David Reese was killed in a motorcycle accident in downtown when he collided with a truck at the intersection of Bay Street and Liberty Street.

Officer Reese and his partner had been assigned to retrieve court documents and after placing them in the back of his motorcycle he began to make his way back to the JSO Building. When Officer Reese pulled away he realized that his partner's motorcycle had failed to start and paused for a moment before entering an intersection. As he entered the intersection a semi-trailer ran the red light and struck Officer Reese, dragging him over 175 feet. Officer Reese incurred massive head trauma.

The driver of the truck received only a ticket, however, the family sued the trucking company and received a monetary award.

Officer Reese had served with the agency for six years and had previously served with the United States Army Military Police. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 247
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Reese,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2020

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