Auxiliary Officer
Arthur Louis Reifeis
Indianapolis Police Department
Monday, March 9, 1953

Age: 53
Served: 7 years
Badge #:
Panel 51E, Line 8
Panel L6, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, February 27, 1953

Incident to Death Duration:
10 days
Incident Location:
46th and Meridian streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Charges dismissed
Burial Place:
Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Auxiliary Officer Arthur Reifeis died one week after being struck by a car while directing traffic near Butler Fieldhouse during the afternoon basketball sectional tournament.

   He was transported to Indianapolis General Hospital where he died 10 days later after suffering a broken leg, concussion and a fractured skull.

   The 65-year-old male driver who struck him was charged with reckless homicide but was later dismissed due to his own death from natural causes a month later.

   Auxiliary Officer Reifeis was survived by his wife, four sons and daughter.

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