Police Officer Joseph Anthony Reiss

Police Officer Joseph Anthony Reiss

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1959

Joseph Anthony Reiss

Police Officer Reiss was killed in a street collapse. Officer Reiss was sent to the intersection of 5th street and Clearfield Street to investigate a water leak. While standing in the street, it collapsed below him, and Officer Reiss was killed by the fall.

Officer Reiss was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for less than 9 years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years, 10 months
  • Badge 2672
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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