Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Town Marshal Olaf Riser was electrocuted in the Miller Town Hall.
He was killed instantly when he came in contact with a live wire containing 33,000 volts of electricity while turning off the town's street lights for the evening in the light plant.
Town Marshal Riser was single and survived by three brothers and two sisters.
The responsibilities of the Miller Town Marshal's Office (1907–1918) are now under the jurisdiction of the Gary Police Department.