Patrolman Charles W. Reinke

Patrolman Charles W. Reinke

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 1923

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Charles W. Reinke

Patrolman Charles Reinke was shot and killed in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards, at 31st Street and Ash Street, in Chicago, Illinois.

He was climbing off of a freight car when he observed two men crawling up a nearby embankment. Before he had a chance to confront them the subjects opened fire, striking him several times. Despite being seriously wounded he returned fire, killing one of the men.

Patrolman Reinke then flagged down a passing motorist, who started driving him towards a nearby police station. Before arriving, they encountered a Chicago police officer who then took him to St. Anthony's Hospital, where he died.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 14, 2021

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