Patrolman Edward Miner

Patrolman Edward Miner

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 15, 1922

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Edward Miner

Patrolman Edward Miner and Patrolman James Green were shot and killed after being ambushed.

Four officers had responded to the home of a man who was reported to be intoxicated. Upon entering the house they found that they were in an ambush. The suspect had placed a lamp in the middle of the room and hid in the shadows. When the four officers entered he opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding Patrolman Green and Patrolman Miner. The other two officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Miner had served with the Rock Island Police Department for four years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Miner,
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 Rock Island.


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October 15, 2022

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