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Sergeant Shawn Glenn Miller | West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa


Shawn Glenn Miller

West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Sergeant Shawn Miller was killed in a motorcycle crash while returning from court after testifying in a hit-and-run case at the Dallas County Courthouse.

He was traveling on Highway 169 when another vehicle turned left in front of him at the junction with I-80. Sergeant Miller was unable to avoid a collision and struck the side of the vehicle.

Sergeant Miller was an Iowa National Guard veteran. He had served with the West Des Moines Police Department for 26 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant. He had previously served with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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You were the best officer I've ever known. You were the best officer any of us at the WDMPD have ever known. More importantly, you were a great person. I reflect on the many hours you spent training me and being patient with me. I will forever be grateful for getting to spend that time with you and learn from you. I miss you so much.

Former WDM Officer Ben Woods
February 8, 2017


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