Patrolman Joel F. Miller

Patrolman Joel F. Miller

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 6, 1971

Joel F. Miller

Patrolman Joel Miller was killed when a train struck his patrol car at the Penn Central Railroad crossing on County Road 15 in Hardin County.

Patrolman Miller was stationed at the Findlay Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife, two children, and sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 675/1123

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Joel F. Miller of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 6, 2017

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