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Chief of Police Merl Harry Miller | Westmorland Police Department, California Westmorland Police Department, California

Chief of Police

Merl Harry Miller

Westmorland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, September 23, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Chief Merl Miller was shot and killed by a man who had sworn revenge against the chief for several previous arrests. The man walked up to Chief Miller from behind and shot him four times as the chief talked to a man at a local gas station.

The suspect committed suicide after murdering Chief Miller.

Chief Miller had served with the Westmorland Police Department for several years. He was survived by his expectant wife and son.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 23, 2017

 

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