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Investigator William D. Miller | Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

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William D. Miller

Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 1, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 22

Cause: Automobile crash

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Investigator William Miller was killed in an automobile accident as he was responding to a call of illegal hunting near Wilmington in Will County.

Shortly after 7:00 am, Investigator Miller's squad car skidded on the icy road of the Illinois Route 66 Bridge over the DuPage River. The squad car crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a northbound vehicle head-on.

Investigator Miller's son was a police officer in Plainfield at the time and was one of the first officers on the scene. For the next 30 years, his son served in his place and went on to become the chief of law enforcement of the state's conservation police.

Investigator Miller had served with the Illinois Department of Conservation for 12 years and was a US Navy veteran of World War I. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace, Investigator Miller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 27, 2012

 

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