Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: 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.