Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 1/18/1969
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
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.