Deputy Thomas L. Reuter
Killed in the line of duty: 03-18-1990
Minutes before Deputy Reuter was to go off duty, he was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a tractor. The driver shot him as he approached the door.
Tom was born on April 17,1951. Deputy Reuter was a hometown boy who never strayed far from his roots. He married Diane Allen on July 7, 1973. Reuter was a graduate of Platteville High School. Tom worked nights to be able to share in the caring of his five children. Tom enjoyed hunting and fishing. Deputy Reuter is survived by wife, and five children. Deputy Reuter's funeral was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville. His burial took place at the Rock Church Cemetery in Livingston. His fellow officers describe Tom as an "excelent", "dedicated" and "sincere" deputy.
The staff of the Sheriff's Office kept a scrapbook dedicated to Tom. The breath of these items clearly show the depth of feeling the department had towards him. Many of the files are large and will take a little time to download.
These same links are on the history page.
Who Tom Reuter Was [pdf]
Killing of Tom Reuter [pdf]
Tom Reuter's Funeral [pdf]
Trial of Tom Reuter's Murderer [pdf]
Dedications to Tom Reuter [pdf]