Patrolman Louis P. Rienzo

Patrolman Louis P. Rienzo

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, October 11, 1967

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Louis P. Rienzo

Patrolman Louis Rienzo succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene.

The man who struck him was charged with reckless driving and drunk driving.

Patrolman Rienzo had served with the New Haven Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 235

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 24, 1967
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

accident scene, directing traffic, drunk driver

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Dad- I miss you so much
I wish you had more time here
I pray we can be together soon
I love you

Maria L Rienzo

September 27, 2017

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