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Auxiliary Officer Michael J. Mills | Reno Police Department, Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

Auxiliary Officer

Michael J. Mills

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Saturday, January 18, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 5 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Apprehended

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Auxiliary Officer Michael Mills was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his partner assisted a disabled motorist on North Virginia Street.

After striking Officer Mills, the suspect fled the scene, but was arrested two hours later. The man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and felony hit-and-run. Officer Mills' partner and the motorist they were helping were also struck and seriously injured.

Auxiliary Officer Mills had served with the Reno Police Department for only five months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two brothers, and mother.

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Michael was one of my brothers. He was a very talented and generous guy. I can't tell you how much we miss him.

John Mills
Younger brother
January 16, 2016


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