Patrolman Albert Miller

Patrolman Albert Miller

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, December 3, 1913

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Albert Miller

Patrolman Albert Miller was beaten to death after being called from home to quell a disturbance two doors down from his house.

Several people were attempting to gain entrance to a party uninvited. As Patrolman Miller emerged from his home drowsy and half-dressed the crowd began to jeer him and attacked him. One of the men struck him in the head with a piece of fence, crushing his skull.

Three men, ages 18, 19, and 20, were subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to indeterminate terms in the Mansfield Reformatory. All three were paroled on May 15, 1915.

Patrolman Miller had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 1 1 /2 years. He was survived by his wife, who fought the suspects in a losing effort to get them off her husband. He was also survived by his son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 538

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Paroled in 1915


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Albert Miller of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 3, 2023

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