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Policeman John E. Miller | Anne Arundel County Fifth Election District Police, Maryland Anne Arundel County Fifth Election District Police, Maryland

Policeman

John E. Miller

Anne Arundel County Fifth Election District Police, Maryland

End of Watch: Saturday, October 16, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1916

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Policeman John Miller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for firing a revolver near Glen Burnie, Maryland.

During the arrest, the man shot the officer four times. Despite being mortally wounded, Policeman Miller was able to return fire and wounded the suspect in the foot.

The suspect ran into the woods but was arrested a short time later. He was sentenced to death on November 12, 1915. He was subsequently executed on January 7, 1916.

Policeman Miller was survived by his wife.

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Thank you Policeman John Miller for you service to your country and community 100 years ago today.

Stan Jefferson
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October 16, 2015

 

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