Patrolman Charles J. Reynolds

Patrolman Charles J. Reynolds

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1923

Charles J. Reynolds

Patrolman Reynolds and Patrolman Frank Romanella were shot and killed after arresting several men in a taxicab.

The patrolmen were driving on the Queensborough Bridge when they heard a woman screaming in a taxicab for help. The officers stopped the cab a short distance away and placed the occupants in custody. The officers then ordered the driver to drive to the 81st Precinct station as they rode on the outside of the cab. As the cab neared 64th Street and 2nd Avenue one of the occupants opened fire on them, killing them both.

Patrolman Reynolds was assigned to the 116th Precinct, the present day 104th Precinct.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7027

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 19, 2013

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