Officer Richard Roy Marler

Officer Richard Roy Marler

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1921

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Richard Roy Marler

Officer Richard Marler was accidentally shot and killed by a detective from the Dade County Sheriff's Office.

He was among a group of officers who were searching for a suspect who had shot three men one hour earlier. Officer Marler and a citizen had taken a concealed position in bushes along the Dixie Highway on the Deering Estate. The detective was in a car driving on the highway when he observed movement in the bushes. Thinking that it was the suspect, the detective opened fire and fatally wounded Officer Marler.

Officer Marler had served with the Miami Police Department for three months.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity

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