Warden John C. Rheinbold

Warden John C. Rheinbold

New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, October 23, 1913

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John C. Rheinbold

Warden Rheinbold was shot and killed in Rockland County, New York, after tracking a pair of poachers who were illegally shooting songbirds. One of the suspects shot Warden Rheinbold with a shotgun, killing him.

The suspected shooter was eventually identified, but had already fled to Italy. Despite requests from President Woodrow Wilson, Italy refused to extradite the suspect because they believed he would be sentenced to death. He was never returned to New Jersey to face the murder charges.

Warden Rheinbold had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his fiancee, whom he was going to marry the same week he was killed.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Never tried

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 155th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 23, 2010

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