Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # 41-126
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles was killed after being struck by a camper van while talking to a driver on the side of Interstate 65.
Reserve Deputy Miles was patrolling the highway and stopped to place a police removal notice on an abandoned vehicle. On his return patrol he noticed the driver of the abandoned vehicle attaching a tow rope to it. He stopped again, asked the driver for identification, and was standing next to the door of the vehicle when the camper van struck him. As the vehicle approached Reserve Deputy Miles was able to push the driver out of the way, saving his life and causing him to suffer only a broken leg. The impact threw him 126 feet down the roadway and he suffered multiple internal injuries. The driver of the van stopped immediately and offered his assistance.
Reserve Deputy Miles had been an unpaid, volunteer deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office for 15 years.