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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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