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Policeman Walter J. Miller | Charleston Police Department, South Carolina Charleston Police Department, South Carolina


Walter J. Miller

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, July 14, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 7/2/1940

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Miller succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeding vehicle. Policeman Miller was at the intersection of Calhoun Street and Meeting Street when the vehicle sped by. As Policeman Miller attempted to stop the vehicle he swerved to avoid a pedestrian and crashed. He sustained severe injuries in the accident and was taken to Riverside Infirmary where he died 12 days later.

Policeman Miller and been with the agency for only one year and was survived by his wife, son and five siblings.

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Officer Miller,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charleston.


U.S. Border Patrol
July 14, 2012


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