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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 14, 2012

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