Correctional Officer George E. Miller

Correctional Officer George E. Miller

Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 1954

George E. Miller

Officer Miller was shot and killed during a prison break from the Nevada State Prison in Carson City. Two high-risk suspects took him hostage as he backed a milk truck up to the prison kitchen. They forced him to drive the truck out of the prison. Other guards opened fire on the truck as it went through the main gate. The truck was disabled by the gunfire and the three suspects fled on foot. Officer Miller's body was found in the truck. The suspects were eventually apprehended.

Officer Miller had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his three sisters and mother.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH.



You have served your partner well my friend. Your loyalty and bravery has been unmatched. Now go and run the green fields of heaven. You have earned the rest. You will not be forgotten. Instead, you will now find your place in the rich history of United States law enforcement. Thank you for your service.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

January 27, 2013

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