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City Marshal William F. Miller | Carmi Police Department, Illinois Carmi Police Department, Illinois

City Marshal

William F. Miller

Carmi Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 4, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 1/26/1880

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal William Miller was stabbed to death by a prisoner in the city jail.

Marshal Miller had arrested the man earlier in the day for public drunkenness and had returned to the jail to check on the man. The suspect pulled out a shoe knife and stabbed Marshal Miller. Although wounded, Marshal Miller chased the suspect and captured him. Marshal Miller succumbed to his wounds nine days later. The suspect was sentenced to life.

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City Marshall Miller's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 8-23-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
August 23, 2016

 

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