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, Ohio. A prisoner they were transporting to jail was also killed.

Sheriff Reichert was survived by his wife and son and is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Henry County, Ohio.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Peter H. Reichert of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 14, 2021

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