Patrolman Theophil Joseph Seyller

Patrolman Theophil Joseph Seyller

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 3, 1894

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Theophil Joseph Seyller

Patrolman Theophil Seyller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a boy wanted for stealing a bicycle.

The boy's father shot Patrolman Seyller four times, killing him.

Patrolman Seyller had served with the Peoria Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested


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I have just read of the policeman's murder, here,

and so I looked up his name and I found this memorial page.

Reid Welch

June 7, 2018

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