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1921-02-26 Reall Jesse
Patrolman Jesse Reall

Entered Division of Police
October 9, 1918
Died In the Line of Duty
February 26, 1921

Patrolman Jesse Reall entered the department October 9, 1918, and was killed February 26, 1921.  While working in plain clothes, he intercepted the delivery of a load of whiskey at 6th and Naghten Streets.  One of the two men shot the officer to death.  Police searched for “Pomp” Brooks as the slayer and the case attracted wide attention and led to sweeping reforms in the liquor racket in Columbus since two officers, Tiller and Reall had lost their lives within a few months of each other from the guns of bootleggers.