Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: BUCK REUTER
Photo by Nathan Ham
Education: Washburn University, BA, MBA, CPA
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Spouse: Crystal Reuter
Children: Tucker (5) and Hudson (3)
Best Advice Ever Received:
“Never give up and keep working hard to accomplish a goal.” Advice from my mom.
Losing someone important to me in my life.
Accomplishment Most Proud Of:
Becoming a Reserve Police Officer and taking a leadership role in the unit. I work hard to be a leader at Westar and the police department so that my boys see a positive role model.
I don't have just one role model. From a young age I learned that everyone has good and bad qualities to them. I don't like to just pick one person and say that is my role model. Growing up my father wasn't around much and I felt the need for a father figure in my life. Today my father-in-law plays an important role in my life as a positive role model.
Favorite Thing About Humanity:
My favorite thing about humanity is that we are all different and we all have different life experiences, which make us all unique.
Topeka Police Reserve means Buck is a VOLUNTEER police officer – he works as a Topeka Police Officer for FREE!
Washburn University football team captain and MVP.
Compete in a Topeka Tinman Triathlon.
Responsible for collection of over $250,000,000 annually.
“Mr. Reuter has demonstrated his leadership, loyalty and sense of civic responsibilities as long as I have known him. He balances his family, work and volunteerism at the TPD in a way that few have the ability to do. In the end, the Citizens of Topeka benefit from this high-level commitment.”
- Major Jerry Stanley
Division Commander-Criminal Investigations
Topeka Police Department