Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Marshal Olaf Riser was electrocuted in the municipal light plant located within 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.
Marshal Riser was single and survived by three brothers and two sisters.
The town of Miller was incorporated as a town in 1907 and was later annexed by the city of Gary in 1918.
The responsibilities of the Miller Town Marshal's Office (1907–1918) are now under the jurisdiction of the Gary Police Department.