Patrolman Theophil Joseph Seyller

Patrolman Theophil Joseph Seyller

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 3, 1894

Theophil Joseph Seyller

Patrolman Theophil Seyller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a boy wanted for stealing a bicycle.

The boy's father shot Patrolman Seyller four times, killing him.

Patrolman Seyller had served with the Peoria Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Dear Patrolman Seyller,

I wish I had known you as the man you probably were or wanted to be.We love Peoria, IL and cherish your memory of dedication to you fellow man.Witness

Darrick Lohman
Family Friend

May 9, 2016

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