Sergeant John J. Reicherter

Sergeant John J. Reicherter

New York World's Fair Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 1964

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John J. Reicherter

Sergeant John Reicherter suffered a fatal heart attack as he and another officer struggled with a man at the World's Fair's Denmark Pavilion.

They had responded to the pavilion in response to a fight and discovered one of the displays had been broken. As they investigated the incident a subject came out of a bathroom with a bloody hand. As the officers attempted to question him the man became violent and struck the other officer in the head with a phone.

Sergeant Reicherter collapsed as they tried to subdue the subject. The man was arrested and charged with felonious assault.

Sergeant Reicherter had served with the New York World's Fair Police Department for two years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for 31 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

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Sgt. Reicherter,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 1, 2017

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