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.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity

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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4] and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

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