Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Marshal William Miner was shot and killed while struggling with a suspect after responding to reports of someone breaking into a vehicle. During the struggle a second suspect approached, disarmed Marshal Miner, and shot him in the back with the officer's .357-caliber handgun.
That 18-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In 1995, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the conviction, but overturned his death sentence which resulted in a resentencing to 60 years in prison. On July 29, 2013, the offender was discharged.
Marshal Miner was survived by his wife, son and daughter.