Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 36 years
Badge # 62
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 3/16/1978
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Miller succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle being chased by Wellsville police officers for reckless driving. Patrolman Miller and his partner had setup a roadblock on State Route 7 in an attempt to stop the vehicle. When they saw that the vehicle was not going to stop both officers exited the patrol car to escape the collision.
The suspect vehicle struck the patrol car, which then struck Patrolman Miller. Patrolman Miller was transported to Ohio Valley Hospital and then transferred to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he succumbed to serious head injuries.
Patrolman Miller had served with the agency for 36 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.