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Guard Maynard R. Miller | Susquehanna County Prison, Pennsylvania Susquehanna County Prison, Pennsylvania

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Maynard R. Miller

Susquehanna County Prison, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, December 17, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Guard Miller was shot and killed with his own service weapon after being overpowered by two inmates during an escape attempt at the Susquehanna County Jail. Guard Miller was securing the prisoners for the night when he was attacked.

The county sheriff was alerted to the scuffle and when he entered the room he was shot twice and wounded. The two prisoners fled into New York where one of them was arrested approximately two hours later. The second prisoner returned to Susquehanna where he turned himself in. Both were charged with murder, jail breaking, and pointing a firearm.

Guard Miller had previously served as a game protector for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and as police chief for the Clifford Police Department.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first anniversary year 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 17, 2011

 

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