Chief of Police George Riehm

Chief of Police George Riehm

West Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 1921

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George Riehm

Chief of Police George Riehm was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a lumber yard.

The suspect was apprehended but committed suicide before charges could be brought against him.

Chief Riehm had served with the West Chicago Police Department for 10 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Chief Riehm,
Sir, even though its been 100 years since your EOW you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of West Chicago.


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April 30, 2021

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