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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Charles E. Tiller of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 29, 2018

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