Motorcycle Policeman
William C. Mueller
Indianapolis Police Department
Friday, March 2, 1928

Age: 56
Served: 16 years, 1 month
Badge #: 358
Panel 61W, Line 23
Panel L32, Line 12

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, March 2, 1928

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Buchanan and East streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Motorcycle Policeman William Mueller died while in pursuit of a hit-and-run suspect.

   He and his partner were investigating a hit-and-run accident at Wyoming and New Jersey streets and followed the suspected offender into an alley.

   As they continued to follow the suspect, Policeman Mueller collapsed, falling backwards in the sidecar of their motorcycle and died at the scene.

   Policeman Mueller was survived by his wife and stepson.



The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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