Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Shot and killed by officers
Deputy Sheriff Douglas Miller was shot and killed after responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person at approximately 9:00 pm.
Deputy Miller and three other deputies responded to the scene. When they attempted to take the subject into custody a struggle ensued. The man was able to gain control of Deputy Miller's weapon and fatally shot him.
He then wounded two other deputies before the fourth deputy was able to get a hand free from the struggle, draw his own weapon, and kill the suspect.
Deputy Miller was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office for seven years.