Officer Russell Miller

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Police Officer Russell Myron Miller Sr.

Chino Police Department

best writing sites for writers End of Watch: Tuesday, February 1, 2000 Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: 12 years

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Charged with murder

Officer Russell Miller was struck by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop in the early morning hours.

During the stop, Officer Miller was walking from his cruiser towards the driver of a pickup truck when the drunk driver struck him from behind, throwing him into the bed of the pickup truck. After the collision, the drunk fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later, after crashing into a telephone pole.

The driver of the pickup truck flagged down another passing patrol car for assistance. Officer Miller was flown to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead approximately ten hours after the incident. The suspect was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run.

Officer Miller had served with the Chino Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.