Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # U408
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Weapon: Not available
Offender: Sentenced to 6 months
Patrolman Miller was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit on his first shift as an officer with the Tabor City Police Department.
Patrolman Miller was a passenger in the patrol car that was pursuing a vehicle on N.C. 904 when it collided head-on with another vehicle, as they attempted to pass a slow moving car. Patrolman Miller sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The driver of the patrol car and the occupants of the other vehicle were injured in the accident. The driver of the vehicle being chased was apprehended. He was convicted of charges relating to the incident and was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 3 years probation in March 2005.
Patrolman Miller had been sworn in as an officer on Friday and started his first shift that evening. The accident occurred at 0100 hours Saturday morning. He had previously served as a corrections officer for the North Carolina Department of Corrections for 7 years.