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Washington County sheriff's detective Greg Reiter was named deputy of the year by the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association. Staff photo by Scott Wente.

Deputy awarded for efforts in shooting investigation

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Greg Reiter remembers the short telephone call that led to a long investigation.

"I got the call at home: 'Hey, we got a shooting,'" Reiter remembered being told more than six years ago.


It was the night of May 28, 2003. A Lake Elmo woman was shot multiple times in an attempted car-jacking. Another woman stopped to help. She, too, became a victim when the suspect stole her vehicle.

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