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John William Reifel
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1904
Death: Jun. 5, 1948

Detective Reifel was shot and killed while questioning a homicide suspect on 26th Street. He and his partner had located the man and began to question him when the man suddenly produced a gun and shot them both, fatally wounding Detective Reifel. Another responding detective was able to shoot the suspect. Detective Reifel had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and three children.

John was killed in the line of duty on the Galveston Police Force where he served as a detective. He was only 44 years old. He was an avid fisherman. John and Blanche had three daughters including artist Yvonne Reifel Macik Hill who had a daughter Andrea Macik Cheatham. 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Reynolds Reifel (1867 - 1928)
  Margaret M. Bullacher Reifel (1870 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Blanche Dean Reifel (1905 - 1989)
 
 Children:
  Ruth Marie Reifel Kivch (1926 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Olivia Reifel*
  Walter Rudolph Reifel (1892 - 1975)*
  Mary Marguerite Reifel Ryan Moon (1894 - 1992)*
  Cornelia Cecile Reifel O'Connor Schirmer (1896 - 1983)*
  Hazel Josephine Reifel Christensen (1901 - 1982)*
  John William Reifel (1904 - 1948)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Catholic Cemetery
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Patti Zapalac
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34076530
John William Reifel
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John William Reifel
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John William Reifel
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Rest in peace dear sir.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014
With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
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