Trooper Cyril J. Reichert

Trooper Cyril J. Reichert

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1947

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Cyril J. Reichert

Trooper Reichert succumbed to gunshot wounds received one week earlier after stopping a car wanted for an earlier shooting. The incident occurred at 1600 hours on Highway 90 just inside the Louisiana state line. The suspect was arrested, convicted, and executed the following year.

Trooper Reichert had been with the agency for seven years and was assigned to Trooper K in Biloxi. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 85

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 27, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1948

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Trooper Reichert,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Mississippi. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2022

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