Motor policeman William C. Mueller, 56, veteran member of the Indianapolis Police Department, died on March 2, 1928. Officer Mueller and his partner, Jesse Giles, were investigating a hit-and-run accident at Wyoming and New Jersey Streets. The two were following the suspected perpetrator into an alley near Buchanan and East Streets when Officer Mueller suddenly collapsed in the car and died on the scene of embolus.
Born on January 10, 1872, Officer Mueller was appointed to the police force on January 3, 1912. He was promoted to bicycleman in November 1920 and was reassigned as a motor policeman in 1926, serving in that capacity until his death.
Officer Mueller was survived by his wife, Maud, and a stepson. He is buried in Crown Hill cemetery.
Sources: Obituary, Indianapolis Star, March 3, 1928; The Indianapolis Times, March 3, 1928. Obituary, Unknown Paper, March 3, 1928; Certificate of Death, Marion County Health Department; Board of Safety Card, Indiana State Archives.