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Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller | Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Corrections Sergeant

Brent Miller

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, April 17, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Not available

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Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller stabbed to death at the Angola State Prison by four inmates who were members of the Black Panthers.

The inmates had sharpened a lawn mower blade and used it to stab Sergeant Miller 38 times after attacking him in the prison's Pine 1 dormitory. Three of the subjects were convicted of Sergeant Miller's but have all since been released.

Sergeant Miller's father was also a prison guard at the prison and he grew up on the prison grounds. He had worked as a guard at the prison for less than one year before being murdered. He was survived by his wife of two months, parents, and two siblings. He is buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Liverpool, Louisiana.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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