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Officer John Henry Miller | Spokane Police Department, Washington Spokane Police Department, Washington

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John Henry Miller

Spokane Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, February 12, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: District of Columbia

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Officer John Miller was accidentally shot and killed while attending an FBI investigation training school in Washington, DC.

He and another school attendee were practicing quick draw from the hip with unloaded weapons at their boarding house at 1717 P Street, NW. Officer Miller had asked the other officer to show him the move one last time before going to dinner. The other officer, forgetting that he had reloaded his weapon, drew the weapon and pulled the trigger, striking Officer Miller in the head.

The local coroner ruled Officer Miller's death as accidental.

Officer Miller had served with the Spokane Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 13, 2012

 

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