Police Officer Marion David Reiff

Police Officer Marion David Reiff

Florissant Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1963

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Marion David Reiff

Police Officer Marion Reiff suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect at 3021 Olive Street in Saint Louis.

Officer Reiff was off-duty in a local pet store buying a collar for the Florissant police canine when two employees informed him that a man was attempting to steal cash from the cash register. He and one of the employees began to struggle with the man, who then fled on foot. Officer Reiff pursued the man a short distance before collapsing. The suspect was never identified or apprehended.

Officer Reiff was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Florissant Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, larceny, off duty, struggle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service as a law enforcement officer and to your country as a Marine. My son was also your brother in green as well so I bid you semper fi. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 28, 2011

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