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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I hope any suspect involved in your murder was tried and faced the justice they deserved prior to getting their certain ultimate justice at a later time and in a different place. Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 28, 2020

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