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Sheriff Nimrod Johnson Miller | Burnet County Sheriff's Department, Texas Burnet County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Nimrod Johnson Miller

Burnet County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 1, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 9/1/1881

Weapon: Edged weapon; Bow and arrow

Suspect: Not available

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Sheriff Miller was shot with an arrow and beaten by several suspects while en route to Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) to arrest a suspect. Sheriff Miller's body was never found. Details of his demise were not learned until a prisoner in Fort Smith, Arkansas, confessed that he witnessed the murder.

Sheriff Miller had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
September 1, 2009

 

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