Portrait of Miami Police Officer Samuel J. Callaway.

Portrait of Miami Police Officer Samuel J. Callaway.


Image Number

  • PR20188

Year

  • Between 1925 and 1927

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on January 6, 1877, in Dorchester County, MD. Incomplete records estimate that he was hired around 1925 by the City of Miami. He became the sixth Miami Police officer killed in the line of duty after being struck and fatally injured by a car on January 7, 1927. He had been directing traffic and saw a speeding motorist run a red light. Officer Callaway jumped on the running board of an automobile and "commandeered" it to chase the violator. There was a collision with a third vehicle at the intersection of N.W. 4th St. and 4th Ave. that threw Officer Callaway from the running board to the pavement. He lived for three days with a fractured skull before dying at 1:15AM on Monday, Jan. 10, 1927. His name (mis-spelled as Calloway) is inscribed (East Wall, Panel 29, Line 10) on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Miami Police Officer Samuel J. Callaway. Between 1925 and 1927. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13720>, accessed 23 July 2019.

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Portrait of Miami Police Officer Samuel J. Callaway. Between 1925 and 1927. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13720>.

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(State Archives of Florida)