Policeman Sidney Riegel

Policeman Sidney Riegel

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1961

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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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December 31, 2020

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