Patrolman Joseph A. Reuschle

Patrolman Joseph A. Reuschle

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 28, 1921

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Joseph A. Reuschle

Patrolman Joseph Reuschle was shot and killed in retaliation for an arrest he had made.

On September 3, Patrolman Reuschle arrested five men in an automobile at the corner of 177th Street and Riverside Drive, Bronx. The men were in possession of illegal handguns and two blackjacks.

While out on bail, one or all of the men found Patrolman Reuschle and killed him.

Patrolman Reuschle served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the 42nd Precinct, the present day 34th Precinct. His wife survived him.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 7562

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Reuschle,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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September 28, 2021

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