Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jack B. Miller

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 1988

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jack B. Miller

I cannot believe how long it has been....I honestly think of you and all the great times we had at Byrd & Poly and all our stories from the job. Those were the best days...I do not think you ever knew what a great inspiration and role model you were to so many of us....miss you so much, God Bless


August 4, 2018

When I was 15, I looked so much forward to the weekends to go on a ride along as a LASO Explorer, my adopted partners were Hak Scott and Jack Miller from the Norwalk station. They shaped my life to later go to the academy and become sworn in the LA area. When I heard of the tragedy in 88, I was devastated. I have never forgotten my mentor and friend. I doubt anyone will read this 30 Years later, but if you do please know what a great, kind, and brave person Deputy Jack Miller was.


Patrick, Detective

July 8, 2018

To my best buddy-
I can only imagine you at 64 today...greying, handsome as ever, funny, kind, and assuming we’d be agreeing to disagree politically but it would never change the love and respect for you.
You are missed so much more than you would have imagined. The four girls still hang together and you’re always part of our thoughts and talks. And always in my heart. I hope you’re children feel how much you were adored, from family, friends, classmates, co—workers. They only had you for a short time but maybe they can sense how we knew the kind of boy to man you became.
I’m not one to believe, but if you exist in a safe place, hope you’re being celebrated today on your Birthday as we toast you down here❤️

Always here for you,

May 24, 2018

Wishing you a Happy Heavenly Birthday my dear brother. Words can't express the sadness and emptiness I feel not having you here to celebrate your 64th birthday. Life keeps moving on and would be so much sweeter if you were making memories with all of us. Your smile, your laughter and sense of humor are just a small part of what I miss about you. I love you Jack and will miss you always.

Linda Miller Garagliano
Your Loving Sister

May 24, 2018

Dearest jack-
It's with deep pain and full heart you are celebrated today. Thirty years, an unimaginable amount of time without you on this earth, although you are with me always.
It still makes little sense to us all what really happened and hope one day to come to terms with the truth. But for now, lifelong memories of happier times with you, pride in your service and sacrifice for others, and love given to and received from family and friends is what brings a smile thinking of you everyday.
It's a crazy world these days, but we are blessed for the short time we had you in our lives.
It truly feels like yesterday you were here. If I could post photos you'd see your Memorial at Poly with flowers and of course, your apple!
Rest easy Jack, you are Loved Always & Forever,

You biggest fan and loving friend,

January 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 9, 2018

Today is a very painful anniversary, the night of 1/8/88 when you were gunned down while trying to get drugs off the streets of L.A. Thirty years have passed, lots of memories made, good and bad. Events that would have been even better had you been here to share them with me. You continue to be spoke of, remembered, loved and admired by so many . Bill Marsh shared memories of you and Dad that had us laughing and remembering the "old" days. I cherish hearing these happy stories. I will never ever forget the special bond we shared and will be forever grateful to have had you in my life for your short 33 years my dear brother.

Linda Miller Garagliano
Loving Sister

January 8, 2018

Rest easy sir. Your two sons and your grandchildren live on in you.

Luke McNamara

August 7, 2017

My Dear Friend,

Still missing you as much today on your Birthday as if it were months after Poly Graduation. You are forever with me in my heart, in spirit and your handsome face is always framed nearby.
Hard to believe we're all 63 now, Grandparents, retiring, when clear memories of you Quarterbacking or walking home with me, yacking on the phone, (shhh, copying my test answers in Mr. Garcia's class, lol!) Hope somehow you know how much we all miss and love you Jack. 4evr. <3

Best Friend 4evr

May 26, 2017

Today, May 24 is your 63rd birthday. We honored you today at the annual Peace Officer's Memorial service up at the newly renovated Biscaluz Training Center. Coincidentally, you graduated from this Academy in May 1976. Still hard to believe so much time has passed and that you have missed so much. You are in our thoughts, our hearts and will never be forgotten Jack. Still loving and missing you dearly.

Linda Miller Garagliano
Loving Sister

May 24, 2017

My Dear Friend,

Still missing you as much today on your Birthday as if it were months after Poly Graduation. You are forever with me in my heart, in spirit and your handsome face is always framed nearby.
Hard to believe we're all 63 now, Grandparents, retiring, when clear memories of you Quarterbacking or walking home with me, yacking on the phone, (shhh, copying my test answers in Mr. Garcia's class, lol!) Hope somehow you know how much we all miss and love you Jack. 4evr. <3


May 24, 2017

Hey "Surfer" it's the "Mexican" from Class 178. Your name came up last night over a few cold ones with retired coppers from back in the day. Your memory is alive & well and we will be paying tribute to you, Howard Huang & Dennis Webb, all classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice @ this years LASD Memorial ceremonies. You're placque is getting a new wall which is totally awesome from the pictures posted. And guess what? It's being built by Mexicans/Latinos. Aye Te Watcho, your with God now. Watch over us old guys who haven't forgotten you.

Police Officer
Los Angeles County Housing Authority Police/Academy Classmate

May 5, 2017

The citizens of Los Angeles County and this department are forever grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice to make this a better place to live. RIP.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

January 9, 2017

29 years to the day, we still remember and honor you for the work you did, the man you were, the sacrifice you made and the legacy you left behind. Thank you for paving the way for future LNX/SLA Deputies and for giving your life in pursuit of a better, safer community for the citizens that we serve.
May God continue to comfort and protect those left in the wake of your untimely death. Amen

Current SLA Deputy

January 9, 2017

Hard to believe it's 29 years ago you left a hero.
Your beautiful smile is always by my side.
Will honor you at your Poly memorial today.
Always with Love.

Your buddy

January 9, 2017

Time is flying by, 29 years now since we lost you on 1/9/88. Mom and I just spent time reliving moment by moment that Friday night of 1/8/88. She is always asking if I thought you would have all gray hair by now. Funny the things she thinks of. All's well around here but would be so much better to be sharing life with you. The Dept. posted your photo (the one none of us think is very flattering) on Facebook with the details of your death. I check daily to read posts from friends/co-workers who leave a little reflection of you. You really made an impression on lots of people, your smile and humor are mentioned often. It really should not surprise me. You were a very handsome, good-humored, funny guy. I just probably never told you that because you were "just my little brother." I have a feeling you knew how much I admired and loved you though, as did Janice, Jim and Steve. To them you were their big brother who also stepped up when Dad passed away. We all miss you Jack and speak of you often. Your 3 grandkids and my 4 are still very close and love spending time together. They trick-or-treated together just like your girls did with my boys back in the "old" days. I know you would be so proud of your family. Keep looking over us Jack, this world of ours seems to be getting crazier and crazier. Missing and loving you alwys...

Linda Miller Garagliano
Loving Sister

January 8, 2017

My dear Jack,

This week you would have celebrated your 62nd year...yes, my friend, we are getting old, but only in number. Still cheering for you on the field, remembering our many hours of phone and in person talks, and sharing wonderful memories of growing up are never more than a thought away and as close as your photo on my nightstand.. as if we are still in that place in the 60s/70s. Not a day goes by without saying good morning and that hopefully, one day I'll see you again. With Love.

Best Buddies

May 27, 2016

Today we would be celebrating your 62nd birthday. Recently Laura told me how much she enjoys this website because she loves reading the posts made by friends of yours. I like to share stories I hear when I meet old LASD classmates/friends of yours. At the LASD retirement reunion I read the name tag Craig Boyett, I immediately remembered that he was backing you up the night of your shooting. He shared that when you asked him and Vic Moore to help out, the last words you spoke were "be sure to wear a vest." Sitting at the same table was a LASD classmate who shared stories and obviously thought a lot of you. He said several other classmates of yours were there but unfortunately our paths didn't cross. It's hard to picture you as retired , I'm sure we would share some good times. As alway, loved you then, love you still and always will my brother.

Linda Miller Garagliano

May 24, 2016

I cannot tell you how much I think of you and all our great times. You have always been a great inspiration to me and a true American Hero. I honestly do not know if you realized how many people loved and admired you for so long. You were just the best!

I really enjoy reading Linda's updates about your grand kids and everything that is going on. I know you are looking over everyone as our protector. You are truly missed my friend.....Poly High 72

Sergeant Alan Green
LAPD / Friend

May 14, 2016

I think of you every day Jack. Your picture hangs over my desk. You my friend, my partner; you were my mentor, my golf partner. I was a wet sandwich in the day and you were always there for me. You were the first guy I rode in a radio car with; Lynwood and Malibu. Miss you a lot cop I ever knew....

Jeff Worth Narcotics Detective
Santa Fe Police Dept. Ex-LASD

January 12, 2016

I can't believe it's 28 years since you were taken from us. I think of you each and every day as your photo is on my nightstand always. I miss our talks, your laugh, you funny 'spicy' jokes, copying my test answers, walking home from school, helping each other with our 'loves' but mostly, I miss knowing my best buddy was always there, I know you still are.


January 10, 2016

We've missed you for 28 years now, but today, 1/8 and tomorrow, 1/9 are especially hard because these are the anniversaries of your shooting and your death. Today and tomorrow I will be replaying all those dreadful hours over and over again in my mind, wishing I could turn the clock back and somehow change the outcome. I'm happy to say you are still loved, thought of and often spoken of by many. We're close with Donna, your daughters and your 3 adorable grandchildren. In fact, eventually all 3 of yours and 2 of grandkids will be in the same elementry school together and I know that would make you smile. They all adore each other. Wish you could see how happy Mom (Granny) is when she is surrounded by all 7 great-children, it's really special. Today I will try hard to focus on the good memories of our past prior to 1/8/88 but even those will bring tears to my eyes. You will be forever loved and missed my brother. Life can be so unfair sometimes. Continue to Rest in Peace Jack, love you so much. XO

Linda Miller Garaglian
Loving Sister

January 8, 2016

I came into work on that Sunday afternoon and was told of your passing, my heart hurt so bad. I started remembering how we first meet at Lynwood Station. You walked in the back door with a smile on your face, that made me smile also. You went to work night car with a couple of other crazy people. You made your job fun and you made everyone around you smile, even if they were in a bad mood. You are missed. Thank you for smiling down on your family and the rest of us. R.I.P. Jack Miller a one of a kind guy.

Sheriff's Station Clerk II Sheila Smith

August 6, 2015

Thinking of you with love and great memories on what would be your 61st Birthday...miss you much my friend.


May 24, 2015

Jack, I have never forgotten you. I remember when we jail deps would get together at each other's homes and play poker. It was great! God Bless You.

James Skiman, Ret. Dep. IV
LASD, Lennox

April 14, 2015

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