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Sheriff Clarendon D. Miller | Brule County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota Brule County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota

Sheriff

Clarendon D. Miller

Brule County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota

End of Watch: Sunday, September 6, 1931

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Cause: Heart attack

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Sheriff Clarendon Miller suffered a fatal heart attack while trying to stop a gang fight at a barn dance near Pukwana, South Dakota.

It was first thought that he sustained a fatal blow to the head while he tried to break up the fight. But an autopsy revealed that he died from a heart attack. Sheriff Miller had made several requests to the county commissioners to revoke the license of the dance hall as he reported numerous times that it was a "breeder of lawlessness of all kinds."

A suspect was tried but acquitted in connection with Sheriff Miller's murder.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 29, 2013

 

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