Sheriff Peter H. Reichert

Sheriff Peter H. Reichert

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 14, 1917

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Peter H. Reichert

Sheriff Peter Reichert was fatally injured, and Deputy Sheriff Welton McGill was killed instantly when their automobile was struck by a train at a crossing in Liberty Center.

A prisoner they were transporting to jail was also killed.

Sheriff Reichert had served as Sheriff of Henry County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and son.

He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Henry County, Ohio.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Friday, April 13, 1917

prisoner custody, train, transport

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Peter H. Reichert of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 14, 2024

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