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Detective Charles E. Tiller | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Detective

Charles E. Tiller

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, October 28, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 38

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1921

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Detective Charles Tiller was shot and killed by suspected bootleggers at a saloon on Maple and Armstrong Streets. One of the suspects was convicted of Detective Tiller's murder and was executed on September 30, 1921.

Detective Tiller had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and stepdaughter.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Charles E. Tiller Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 28, 2017

 

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