Motorcycle Policeman
William Charles 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
09:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Buchanan and East streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   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. He was transported to City Hospital where he died.

   Motorcycle Policeman Mueller was survived by his wife and stepson.


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