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Policeman Charles Miller | Salem Police Department, Ohio Salem Police Department, Ohio


Charles Miller

Salem Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 8, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Charles Miller was shot and killed at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot while arresting a burglary suspect.

He and another officer had gone to the train station to arrest the man, who was part of a gang of four burglars. Policeman Miller located the man in one of the passenger cars and placed him under arrest. As the disembarked from the train the subject suddenly pulled a pistol from his pocket, swung around, and shot Policeman Miller twice in the chest at point blank range.

The other officer, who was on the other side of the train, was unable to assist Policeman Miller as the subject fled on foot. The shooter was never identified.

Policeman Miller had served with the Salem Police Department for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife, whom he married only two weeks earlier.

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Officer Miller,
Even though it has been 105 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salem.


U.S. Border Patrol
April 19, 2013


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