Marshal Andrew H. Miller

Marshal Andrew H. Miller

Ellis Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1921

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Andrew H. Miller

Marshal Andrew Miller was shot and killed while attempting to break up a public disturbance created by a local gang. The leader of the gang shot Marshal Miller and then prevented anyone from helping the mortally wounded marshal.

The suspect who murdered Marshal Miller was convicted the murder and sent to Leavenworth Prison.

Marshal Miller had previously served with the Hays Police Department and Ellis County Sheriff's Department for over 10 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and children. He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays, Ellis COunty, Kansas.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted

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The day he was killed Marshal Miller had just chased my 17 year old Grandfather out of the Ellis, KS pool hall. My Grandfather said a drunk was waiving a gun from a second story window next door and yelling. Sheriff Andy as my Grandfather called him yelled back for the man to stop waiving the gun around and started for the house. The man yelled back, " Andy Miller, you take one more step and I'll shoot you!" Sheriff Miller not believing the man would actually shoot continued walking toward the house. The man shot him there in the street. I have to wonder if the Sheriff hadn't gone after him if he wouldn't have gone back to the Pool Hall and more people would have died that day perhaps my Grandfather. Thank you Sheriff Andy Miller. Rest in Peace.

Civilian-Angela Balmer
Granddaughter of an eye witness Lester L. Young

October 1, 2019

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