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Patrolman Richard Miller | East Cleveland Police Department, Ohio East Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Richard Miller

East Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, January 11, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

Badge # 57

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Richard Miller was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect. He had been running radar and attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding but the vehicle fled. After a short pursuit the vehicle stopped and the four occupants fled on foot. Patrolman Miller chased the driver of the vehicle a short distance before exchanging shots with the man. Patrolman Miller and the suspect were both struck. Patrolman Miller was taken to Huron Road Hospital where he died a short time later.

Although wounded in both legs, the suspect was able to flee the scene and was later arrested in Tennessee. He was returned to Ohio and charged with first degree murder and other charges. The three other men in the car were also arrested and charged. The shooter was sentenced to 20 years to life in Grafton prison.

Patrolman Miller had served with the East Cleveland Police Department for 4.5 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his fiancée and cousin.

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IN HONORE CASORUM
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Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
January 11, 2015

 

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