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Thomas Dwayne Reif biography: 10 things about Oregon man

Thomas Dwayne Reif (©Klamath Falls Police Department)

Thomas Dwayne Reif (©Klamath Falls Police Department)

Thomas Dwayne Reif is a white man from Oregon, United States. He is a former detective.

Reif used to work with the Klamath Falls Police Department in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. He was born in 1993.
  2. Aside from Klamath Falls, he has also lived in various parts of Oregon including Central Point, Medford and Toledo.
  3. He lived in various parts of Ohio including Newark, Athens and Columbus.
  4. On January 11, 2019, he and his fellow Klamath Falls Police Department officers Ben Krueger and Bobby Langfield successfully saved a woman who was threatening to commit suicide at the South 6th Street viaduct in Klamath Falls, KDRV reported.
  5. On February 6, 2019, he, Krueger and Langfield were each awarded the Life Saving Medal before the Klamath Falls City Council, KOBI reported.
  6. While on-duty as a Klamath Falls Police Department detective on November 27, 2020, he was under the influence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which he stole from evidence in a police case. At around 3:58 p.m. that day, he drove an unmarked detective vehicle, a silver 2013 Dodge Avenger, which caused a multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of South 6th Street and Crater Lake Parkway in Klamath Falls. He was unresponsive and not breathing when Klamath County Fire District 1 personnel evaluated him. Emergency department personnel in Sky Lake Medical Center in Klamath Falls were able to quickly stabilize him.
  7. On November 30, 2020, he was placed on administrative leave.
  8. On December 1, 2020, an internal affairs investigator from the Oregon State Police recommended termination of his employment after sustaining multiple allegations against him and determining he violated several department policies related to criminal conduct and serious misconduct. On the same day, he resigned his position as a Klamath Falls Police Department detective.
  9. On December 15, 2020, he turned himself. He was booked into the Klamath County Jail and was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, first-degree official misconduct, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
  10. On the afternoon of December 15, 2020, he was no longer an inmate.

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