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 Columbus Division of Police for three 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

alcohol violation

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Charles E. Tiller of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 28, 2023

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