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 Sidney Riegel, Policeman

Sidney Riegel

Saturday, May 6, 1961



Riegel, Sidney

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 4299

Division: Van Nuys

Location: 12923 Pierce St.

Date Killed: Saturday, May 6, 1961

Cause of Death: Gunshot wound

Bio: Policeman Sidney Riegel was shot and killed
and his partner was seriously wounded by an ex-convict wanted for
robbing a liquor store. The suspect opened fire on the officers
when they attempted to arrest him outside a residence on Pierce
Street in Pacioma. He surrendered to a newspaper reporter a week
later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to
life on November 9, 1961.

Policeman Riegel was survived by his wife and two daughters. He was
a World War II veteran.



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