Patrolman Alvah A. Miller

Patrolman Alvah A. Miller

Canton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 29, 1919

Alvah A. Miller

Patrolman Miller was struck and killed by a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad passenger train as he walked home for a lunch break in the middle of his shift. He was struck after stepping from behind several stopped freight cars in the railroad yard, near Belden Avenue.

Patrolman Miller had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Alvah A. Miller of the Canton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 48 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 29, 2018

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