Chief of Police George Riehm

Chief of Police George Riehm

West Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 1921

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 's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-17-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 17, 2018

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