Officer Samuel J. Callaway

Officer Samuel J. Callaway

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1927

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Samuel J. Callaway

Officer Samuel Callaway was killed in an automobile crash after commandeering a vehicle in an attempt to stop a traffic violator.

He was directing traffic at West Flagler Street and 12th Avenue when he observed a vehicle run a red light. He commandeered another passing vehicle and rode on its running board. The vehicle drove several blocks and then collided with another car at the intersection of NW 4th Avenue and NW 4th Street. Officer Callaway was thrown to the ground. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Callaway had served with the Miami Police Department for at least two years and had previously served with the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, January 7, 1927
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

traffic stop

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Officer Callaway,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami.


United States Border Patrol

January 10, 2018

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