During the struggle for Trost, Dimo Reeves tries to get away with his personal estate, which blocks the evacuation of the city. He refuses to step aside, stating his items worth more than anyone present will ever earn and offers instead a reward to whoever will help him. His blackmail is stopped by Mikasa Ackermann's threats, which frees the way.
After the battle of Trost, the district is in ruins and impoverished. Dimo Reeves and his company do their best to improve the situation of the town and help the inhabitants. The company is approached by the Interior Police and told to kidnap Eren Jaeger and Historia Reiss to deliver them to the Royal Government. His plan fails thanks to the Special Operations Squad's efforts. Dimo Reeves, having been captured, meets Levi and, after negotiations, agrees to help the Scout Regiment by leading Interior Military Policeman to them.
Later on, Erwin Smith learns about the death of Dimo Reeves and goes to see his corpse. In front of a crowd of Trost District citizens and MP officers, Erwin recalls the late president's selfish and dangerous behavior during the Trost District battle. His crying daughter asks him if he means that her father deserved what happened to him. Erwin does not answer and adds that despite the district's condition after the Struggle for Trost, Reeves stayed there and did his best to help the inhabitants and assures that he will be avenged.
Hange Zoë eventually manages to find Flegel, who hid himself after his father's death. He tells Hange what he witnessed. When she urges him to testify to the press, he fearfully refuses, arguing his testimony would be regarded as worthless and that the Military Police would likely kill him.
Flegel is later chased and trapped by three Military Police officers. As they are about to kill him, Flegel tearfully asks them if the MPs really killed his father and why. The leader of the officers tells him about the deal between Dimo Reeves and the Military Police Regiment, and mocks the father and son for their stupidity. Flegel signals for Hange and Moblit Berner, who had been listening in from above, and the three MPs are incapacitated. Several Trost citizens who had heard the exchange show willingness to vouch for the Scout Regiment's innocence. When the MP officer threatens the inhabitants, Flegel silences him by sitting on his head and promises to protect them as the successor to the Reeves Company. As a result, Hange and the Trost citizens congratulate him.