Captain Arthur Albert Reid (1932-2022)


Art was born July 14, 1932 in Ohio, the second of three sons born to Scottish immigrant, Arthur J. Reid, Jr., and Catherine M. (Diersing) Reid.  He attended Roger Bacon High School graduating in 1951.

While in high school , Art joined the United States Air Force Reserve.  He was activated November 1, 1951 to serve in the Korean Conflict. Airman Second Class Reid was honorably discharged on November 13, 1952.

Art then went to work as a truck driver for Esterkamp Hauling from 1952 to 1954. He then worked as a Postal Clerk for the United States Post Office until October 1868.

On October 24, 1968, Art joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrolman.  He was promoted to Sergeant May 31, 1973. Sergeant Reid graduated the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, considered by many the top secondary law enforcement course in the country, during May 1980. He was promoted to Lieutenant November 3, 1982. During 1987 he was assigned to Colerain Township. He was promoted to Captain in 1988 and served as the Patrol Division Commander and as an executive officer of the Sheriff’s Office. Captain Reid retired on April 29, 1994 with numerous letters of appreciation and/or commendation.

He then joined the Hamilton County Park Rangers from 1994 to 1996.

Captain Reid returned to the Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a Captain of the Hamilton County Special Deputies. In 2013, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He retired again in 2017 with almost 60 years of service to his country and county.

Captain Reid died November 9, 2022 at the age of 90.

He is predeceased by his brother, William (Jackie) Reid. Captain Reid is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Lois Jean (Bosse) Reid;  children, Hamilton County Probation Officer, and former Deputy Phillip David (Debby) Reid, Jeffrey Alan (Chris) Reid, Patricia Ann (Bruce) Durham, retired Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff Dan (Hamilton County Sergeant Robin) Reid, and former Hamilton County Deputy Deborah Marie (Jason) Kidd; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Rita) Reid; and siblings-in-law, Glenn Bosse and Arlene Bosse.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Avenue in Cleves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Church, 4366 Bridgetown Road. Burial, with military honors, to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves. A celebration of life will be held 12:30 to 4 p.m. following the burial at the Miami Township Town Hall, 112 S. Miami Avenue, Cleves.


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