Sergeant John Milliron

Sergeant John Milliron

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 1916

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John Milliron

Sergeant Milliron was shot and killed after he and three other officers raided a disorderly house on Van Blarcom Hill in West Nashville. The suspect inside began to argue with Sergeant Milliron and shot him in the back of the neck with a shotgun. Another officer returned fire and seriously wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced from two to 10 years.

Sergeant Milliron had been with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His fellow officers referred to him as the most fearless officer in the department. In 1924 his son became a Nashville police officer.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

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