Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons

Alton Police History

Officer Addis Miller

Alton Police Officer Addis Miller was Murdered on the steps of Alton City Hall on July 22, 1937 by Clyde Wagner. Wagner was picked up by Miller for questioning involving several burglaries. When Miller arrived at City Hall, he opened the back door of his squad car, where Wagner was sitting. Wagner obtained a gun from under the front seat of the car and opened fire on Miller, killing him. Miller returned fire before his death and struck Wagner in the leg. Wagner fled the area and was arrested approximately four weeks later in St. Louis, Missouri.

FBI reward notice for the arrest of Clyde Wagner for the Murder of Alton Police Department Officer Addis Miller.

Newspaper articles outlining incident
Photos from Funeral of Addis Miller
Photos of murder suspect Clyde Wagner