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Police Officer Russell Myron Miller, Sr. | Chino Police Department, California Chino Police Department, California

Police Officer

Russell Myron Miller, Sr.

Chino Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with murder

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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.

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Think of you often. When Russ Jr. and Zachary were in Tiger Cubs and when we coached baseball together with them. I remember the last time I saw you in Norco and you told me about your plans to retire and move to Montana. I also remember reading the tele-type at work the morning after you had been killed by a drunk driver. Hard to believe it has been 17 years.

Retired Sergeant Kevin Bieker
OCSD Friend
January 30, 2017


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