Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Highland Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1984

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Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Officer Robert Reimann was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer after stopping a vehicle in on Highway 41, between Old Elm Road and Westleigh Road, in Lake Forest.

He was assisting the Lake Forest Police Department as they investigated a burglary and stopped a car believed to be involved. As he and other officers questioned the man on the side of a roadway a tractor-trailer entered the area and collided with the patrol cars and pedestrians.

Officer Reimann had served with the Highland Park Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, father, and sister.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

burglary, traffic stop

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January 6, 2024 represents the 40-year anniversary of the Line-Of Duty Death of Highland Park Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

On Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:30 a.m., the Highland Park Police Department will honor the memory of Officer Reimann with a gathering in the Police Headquarters Courtyard at the Reimann Memorial Tree and Stone. Our Honor Guard will be placing a floral arrangement and there will be a temporary outdoor flame lit throughout the day. City Manager Ghida Neukirch, Chief of Police Lou Jogmen, and Police Chaplain McClain will say a few words. The City of Highland Park Police Department is located at 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL.

• At 8:22 p.m., on January 6, 1984, Highland Park officers, aided by Lake Forest police, were conducting an investigation into a reported residential burglary and assault which occurred minutes before in northeast Highland Park. This response led to the stop of a suspect vehicle and occupants on US Highway 41 just north of Old Elm Rd. A semi-tractor trailer traveling northbound on 41 left the roadway striking Officer Reimann, two other marked police cars and the suspect vehicle. The back-up officers and suspect vehicle occupants were transported to area hospitals. Officer Reimann succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Leigh Delaney, Executive Assistant
Highland Park Police Department

January 5, 2024

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