Olaf M. Riser
Miller Town Marshal's Office
Friday, August 30, 1912

Age: 29
Served: 1 year, 8 months
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Military Service:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, August 30, 1912
10:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
6300 Miller Avenue, Miller
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Weapon Used:

Suspect Disposition:

Burial Place:
Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Gary

   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 in 1907 and was later annexed by Gary in 1918.

The responsibilities of the Miller Town Marshal's Office (1907–1918) are now under the jurisdiction of the Gary Police Department.

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This officer has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death by the Gary Police Department to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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