Policeman Sidney Riegel

Policeman Sidney Riegel

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1961

Sidney Riegel

Policeman Sidney Riegel was shot and killed and his partner was seriously wounded by an ex-convict wanted for robbing a liquor store. The suspect opened fire on the officers when they attempted to arrest him outside a residence on Pierce Street in Pacioma. He surrendered to a newspaper reporter a week later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on November 9, 1961.

Policeman Riegel was survived by his wife and two daughters. He was a World War II veteran.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 4299
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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RIP. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

May 6, 2016

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