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1920-10-28 Tiller Charles E
Detective Charles E. Tiller

Entered Division of Police
May 17, 1917
Died In the Line of Duty
October 28, 1920

Detective Charles E. Tiller became a policeman May 17, 1917.  He was slain on October 28, 1920 when he accosted a suspected bootlegger in a saloon at Maple and Armstrong Street.  As the man entered the place, Tiller asked to see the contents of a basket the man was carrying, and at that moment, the suspect drew a gun and pumped two shots into the officer’s body.  Detective Tiller died in Protestant Hospital just as he was being placed on the operating table.  His assailant fled after the shooting.