Roundsman Oscar Reinhardt

Roundsman Oscar Reinhardt

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 24, 1897

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Oscar Reinhardt

Roundsman Oscar Reinhardt was seriously injured when his horse stumbled while galloping and threw him to the ground, fracturing his skull. The horse also stepped on Roundsman Reinhardt, breaking three of his ribs. Roundsman Reinhardt was taken to a local hospital, where he died five days later from his injuries.

Roundsman Reinhardt, a U.S. Army veteran with the Sixth Cavalry Regiment, served with the New York Police Department for 15 years and was survived by his wife and son.

Roundsman Reinhardt was assigned to the 31st Precinct, the present day 44th Precinct in the Bronx.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 20, 1897

runaway horse

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On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a Cavalryman with the 6th Cavalry Regiment-“The Fighting Sixth.”


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