Patrolman Reuben D. Milam

Patrolman Reuben D. Milam

Alexander City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, July 4, 1976

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Reuben D. Milam

Patrolman Milam suffered a fatal heart attack while arresting a suspect. He and his partner had responded to a disturbance call at a local housing complex and struggled with a suspect whom they were arresting. After detaining the suspect Patrolman Milam sat in his cruiser and fell slumped against the steering wheel.

Patrolman Milam had been with the agency for 23 years and is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

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