Deputy Sheriff Peter Feiler

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Peter Feiler
End of Watch: Fri, Nov 13th, 1914
Date of Incident: Tue, Nov 3rd, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 31


His wife, two daughters and two sons.


Deputy Peter Feiler succumbed to a gunshot wound received ten days earlier when he was shot while investigating reports of an armed man at a polling place at 15th and Ash streets.

As Deputy Feiler approached the man the suspect fired his pistol without removing it from his coat pocket, striking Deputy Feiler in the abdomen. Deputy Feiler struggled with the suspect and was able to take him into custody. The suspect, who became the elected sheriff, was later found to have shot Deputy Feiler in self-defense and the charges were dismissed.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
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