Office Herbert Dreger's Murder
December 1, 1924 – Madison, WI – Unsolved
Elmer “Props” Thomas and Albert “Speedy” Millett were shot at as they walked down Desmond Court while seeking moonshine. Speedy was unhurt; Props, a cripple on crutches, received a superficial wound in the shoulder. When police arrived at the scene they found Patrolman Herbert Dreger, the youngest officer on the force, dying in the street. He too had been shot. While two suspects were arrested, they were acquitted by a jury in Sauk County.

Herbert Dreger is buried at Middleton Junction Cemetery

One of the Death Corner Murders


Memorial Garden honors Madison Police officers killed in the line of duty.