Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Died in prison
Police Officer Emilio Miyares was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a shoplifting call in Palm Springs Mall.
The officers asked the two suspects for identification and were given false names. Both suspects then fled the scene and were chased by the officers. A struggle ensued and one assailant gained control of Officer Miyares' weapon and shot him with it.
The killer died in prison in 1994.
Officer Miyares had been a member of the Hialeah Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, young daughter, son, parents, and brother.