Police Officer Neil McMillan

Police Officer Neil McMillan

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, January 24, 1921

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Neil McMillan

Police Officer Neil McMillan and Police Officer William Angle were shot and killed at approximately 9:00 pm by a man they suspected was carrying a weapon on Broadway Avenue, at East Harrison Street. When the officers began to search the suspect, he produced a handgun and shot both officers.

One hour later, the same suspect shot and killed Detective James O'Brien when he and his partner attempted to question him. The suspect was eventually apprehended and hung in Walla Walla Prison on April 1, 1921.

Officer McMillan had served with the Seattle Police Department for 17 days. He was 1 week away from his 30th birthday.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 21, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Hung in 1921

suspicious person

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Officer McMillan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle.


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January 24, 2021

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