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Detective Louis L. Miller, Jr. | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Louis L. Miller, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 11, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 34 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Miller was shot and killed while investigating an armed robbery call.

Detective Miller was a field training officer and was riding with three of his trainees. They met other officers at the scene and he directed two men to the roof of the building and two men to the 5th floor, where the crime was taking place. He and one of his trainees rode the elevator to the 4th floor with the intention of walking the last flight of stairs. When the elevator doors opened they were met with two suspects who immediately opened fire, striking both officers. Both officers returned fire, fatally wounding one suspect and wounding the other, who was later apprehended. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison September 7, 1991.

Detective Miller had been with the New York City Police Department for 34 years and had trained over 2,000 officers in his 15 years as a field training officer. He was survived by his wife.

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The commander, I was lucky enough to know and be trained by Det. Miller in 1983. After nsu10 I continued in the 61 pct. I also remember Sgt Wallace who wound up making captain. He deserved it, but working 70 G trained me to always CYA. I remember his funeral we were outside for what felt like hours. Our feet and bones freezing as Ocean Ave. filled up with more officers than could be seen. The freezing rain of March showed that God was mad for a lowlife burglar to shoot him down in an elevator. After a while we were allowed in to talk to Vera,his wife and said he went the way he was meant to. You will b missed always!

Sgt Joseph Moccio (ret)
NYPD trained by Det. Miller
May 17, 2016

 

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