Appointed a patrolman later that year, he and 12 other men were assigned to Cincinnati’s first mounted police unit the following year. The patrolman’s horses were stabled at Lincoln Avenue and Montfort Street. Miles retired on October 1, 1947, after 42 years of service. In his long career, there wasn’t a single demerit on his service record. He died September 4, 1961 at the age of 85. He was the last of Cincinnati’s original mounted policemen.