Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 4797
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Richard Miller was shot and killed by an auto-theft suspect at 15th and Girard Avenue North.
Patrolman Miller had requested backup but confronted the suspects before the backup arrived. As he talked to a female passenger the male driver exited the stolen vehicle and opened fire, striking Patrolman Miller in the chest several times. The gun the suspect was using was a stolen police revolver.
The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life.
Patrolman Miller had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.