Police Officer Hiram J. Reno

Police Officer Hiram J. Reno

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 26, 1938

Hiram J. Reno

Police Officer Hiram Reno and Police Officer Seymour Lawler were shot and killed by a robbery suspect they had just arrested at Hamilton and West Forrest Avenues. The man had been placed in the back of the officers' patrol car.

The suspect produced a handgun concealed in his coat and shot both officers, killing them instantly. Police shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Reno had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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RIP. Will take it from here. You're not forgotten brother.

Future Detroit Police Officer Billy .
Dearborn, MI

March 26, 2015

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