Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Town Marshal Stephen Miller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject involved in a domestic dispute.
The man created a disturbance in front of the residence of his sister-in-law in the Brighton area, where he was looking for his wife and shot three times into the home.
Marshal Miller was called and upon his arrival he was shot in his right chest, which pierced his heart and he died at the scene.
The 48-year-old suspect fled the scene but was located in a nearby cornfield. During his apprehension, he was shot in both knees and charged with first-degree murder.
He died by suicide at the Floyd County Jail in New Albany minutes before the jury returned a verdict of not guilty based on him being of unsound mind.
Town Marshal Miller was survived by his wife, two daughters, four sons, sister and three brothers.
The responsibilities of the Port Fulton Town Marshal's Office (1846–1925) are now under the jurisdiction of the Jeffersonville Police Department.
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