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Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller | Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Douglas B. Miller

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 9, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed by officers

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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.

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Miss you Doug, just thinking about you and Paul today. I just found this page didn't know about it till now. It's always a mystery to me why two of the best deputies we had were taken so young. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. David Notari (RET)
Santa Clara County Sheriff
August 2, 2015


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