The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Officer George Louis Reusch P349 (1934-2018)
George was born January 4, 1934 in Ohio to Cincinnati Patrolman John and Elizabeth Reusch, Jr. He attended Roger Bacon High School, where he sang in glee club and graduated in 1952. He also attended Xavier University.
During his senior year, George worked as a stock boy at Albers Super Markets in North College Hill. After high school he worked as a packer at Diamond Gardner Corporation until October 1959. His father retired as a Detective from the Cincinnati Police Division after 28 years of service to his community.
George, following in his father’s footsteps, joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on October 12, 1959. He was promoted to Patrolman on February 3, 1960, issued Badge No. 349, and assigned to District 4 (7017 Vine Street). He was rotated to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive) January 22, 1961. Patrolman Reusch thereafter served in Districts 3 (3201 Warsaw), 7 (813 Beecher Street), Communications Section, District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue, Criminal Investigation Section, and the Impound Unit. Patrolman Reusch retired January 5, 1986 with seven letters of appreciation and/or commendation and 26 years of service to his community.
We are advised that Officer Reusch was killed in a recent auto accident in Dearborn County on November 21, 2018. He was almost 85 years old.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Wagner) Reusch; daughter, Robin Sue Reusch; and siblings, Annie O’Conner and Kenneth Reusch. Officer Reusch is survived by his children, Terri Siefferman, Holly Crawford, and David (Anita) Reusch; grandchildren, Jamie (Brooke) Miller, Charlie Miller, Rebecca Cornelius, Ginger (Mike) Galbraith, Brandy (Daniel) Bills, Tyler (Marina) Reusch, Chris (Angie) Pelzel and Sarah (Larry) Sanders; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on November 27, 2018 at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home at 215 Broadway Street in Harrison. FOP services will be held at 10:45 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to Dearborn County PAWS 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.
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