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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Policing has changed in the days since your passing. Because of your loss your sister my dear friend Janet Reimann tried desperately to talk me out of a life of law enforcement. The pain of your loss lives on. Keep watching over her!

Criminal Investigative Analyst Erica
Internal Revenue Service

June 10, 2021

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