Detective Charles E. Tiller

Detective Charles E. Tiller

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1920

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Charles E. Tiller

Detective Charles Tiller was shot and killed by suspected bootleggers at a saloon on Maple and Armstrong Streets. One of the suspects was convicted of Detective Tiller's murder and was executed on September 30, 1921.

Detective Tiller had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and stepdaughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 38

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1921

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Det. Tiller,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus.


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October 28, 2020

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