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Private First Class Charles J. Miller | United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Private First Class

Charles J. Miller

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, September 30, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Incident Date: 9/29/1918

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: At large

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Private Charles Miller was shot and killed on G Street SW, between 4th Street and 5th Street, while coming to the assistance of several Metropolitan Police Department officers who were involved in a shootout.

The Metropolitan police officers had attempted to take a man into custody for disorderly conduct when he shot at them. The man was apprehended and taken to a police call box at 4-1/2 Street and G Street so the officers could call for a patrol wagon. As they waited for the wagon, the man's friends appeared and shot at the officers again. The officers then exchanged shots with the group.

Private Miller, who was on duty at 3rd Street and G Street, heard the shots and rushed to the scene. As he approached the area he was struck in the head by a round fired by the offenders. He was taken to Emergency Hospital and then transferred to Walter Reed Hospital, where he died the following morning.

The suspects who shot him escaped.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
December 11, 2016


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