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Sergeant John R. Miller | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

Sergeant

John R. Miller

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, September 5, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant John Miller was killed when the plane he was a passenger in crashed south of Lebanon in Boone County.

Sergeant Miller was assigned to an Indiana National Guard plane to patrol the highways for traffic violators for the Labor Day holiday. As the plane was flying at a low altitude over U.S. 52, it banked too sharply at a low speed and plummeted into a farm field. The crash caused the aircraft to burst into flames, badly burning and killing both Sergeant Miller and the military pilot aboard the aircraft.

Sergeant Miller had served with the Indiana State Police for 14 years and was assigned to the Lafayette post. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
August 21, 2013

 

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