Sergeant Eldon K. Miller

Sergeant Eldon K. Miller

Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, January 19, 1968

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Eldon K. Miller

Sergeant Eldon Miller was shot and killed while assisting area officers in a massive manhunt for two men and two women who had shot and wounded an Overland Park police officer, after robbing a local bank.

The assailant's abandoned vehicle was located near an Overland Park apartment complex. As officers searched the complex, one of the men fired through an apartment door at the officers.

Sergeant Miller, who was outside of the apartment, jumped into a Johnson County Sheriff's Department patrol car and drove it towards the apartment's window to provide cover for officers who were outside. As he did so, the assailant opened fire through the window, striking him in the head. The assailant was seriously wounded by the other officers return fire. The other three suspects who were not with Sergeant Miller's killer were arrested ten days later.

The suspect was convicted of Sergeant Miller's murder and several bank robberies receiving a total of 265 years in prison. He was released from prison May 24, 2005.

Sergeant Miller had served with the Kansas Highway Patrol for 15 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 98

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 2005

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Rest in peace Sergeant Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 22, 2019

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