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Deputy Sheriff Jack B. Miller | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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


Dear Jack,
I can't believe 27 years ago I was holding my 3 year old watching tv when that horrific 'special report' came on...as soon as they said Sheriff, I lost my breath only to see my worst fear on the screen. There isn't a day that goes by that you aren't thought of, from our early childhood through marriage.

You are and always will be my beautiful, funny, kind, sarcastic, joking, romantic pal. Your photo is always by my side and your spirit, in my heart. I so wish we could reminisce and talk about our kids and aging and great times we experienced together and with our shared friends. As always, I will leave an apple for you at your Memorial in the Polygon by the apple machine of course.

I hope you knew., I hope you know..I love you Jack, my wonderful buddy.

January 9, 2015

Today, January 8 marks the 27th anniversary of your shooting. Your EOW was 1/9/88, so long ago yet seems like yesterday in many ways. I believe in my heart you know what's going on down here on earth, but I can't help but miss you celebrating here with us the many wonderful blessings we have. It still hurts terribly not having you around and I must admit I get such comfort reading reflections left by some of your old friends/partners and even strangers. I'm thrilled every time I meet someone who will share their thoughts and stories of you. I'm hoping to hear more stories at the LASD Round-up Reunion this spring and raise a glass in your honor. I think you would be surprised at how many people loved and/or admired you and have nice things to say about their time with you. Remember Jack, we loved you then, love you still and always will.

Linda Miller Garagliano
Loving Sister
January 8, 2015

Jack I just told my staff about our time as partners and the Mexican market case where we sipped on Cazadores after we caught all the bad guys...Every time I see a bottle, I think of you...I really miss you.

Randy Petee

Randall Petee
December 11, 2014

I am writing a book about my personal experiences in my 36 years of law enforcement, thoughts, feelings, memories, good times and bad. Of course, part of my story includes those men and women who I have had the privilege to work with and know over those many years. So how can I not express my love and respect for this wonderful young man, and friend.

Jack was one of the kindest, soft-spoken individuals I have ever known, with a great sense of humor and that smile of his that couldn't help but make you love him and feel connected to him. I didn't work long with Jack and our career paths took us to different parts of this huge county we served, but I never forgot the person he was and how much I enjoyed talking to him, seeing that smile, hearing his unique voice. I was crushed by the news of his murder - how can such good beautiful human beings be taken from us, too soon. I often think of Jack, and smile because of brief friendship, and I will always miss him. God bless his family, friends, and all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who with exemplary character and decency, make the best effort to do right by those we serve, exposing themselves to danger and risking their lives willingly for that purpose, and most especially on behalf of each other. Rest peacefully, my friend Jack.

Greg McHenry, Sergeant, Retired
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept, Friend
July 4, 2014

So this is our big 60 year Jack, hard to believe the whole gang isn't just milling around the Polygon and you around the apple machine. Laid flowers and of course, an apple, at your memorial as always.

Beautiful to read your sister's postings and that you have grandchildren! You would have been an amazing Grandfather and I'm sure they will know from all how wonderful you are.

You are in our toasts and forever in our hearts, mine especially - 'old' friends always.

Miss and Love you and all the great memories I'm/we're so lucky to have.

Your buddy.
May 25, 2014

60 years ago today you were born, my first of 3 baby brothers. Oh how we miss you Jack. Today we will be celebrating at a party for your first granddaughter who will be turning 4 this week. I'll be raising a glass towards the heavens wishing you were still here with us. You'd be so happy that your granddaughters and mine are such good little friends and that they are staying close just as I know you would like. They are adorable together and your little grandson is nearly walking and he and my newest grandson who is only 6 months younger will be best little buddies I'm sure. We're carrying on without you but you are always in our thoughts, always in our hearts. Missing and loving you always.

Linda Miller Garagliano
May 24, 2014

I had forgotten the date in January when Jack was lost to family, friends and community, then an officer in my community lost his life this week. I didn't know Jack well or long, but enjoyed his company very much, my best whishes to his family.

Jeff E. - retired
los angeles county sheriff-reserve
January 25, 2014

It is so hard to believe that it has been 26 years since that horrible night. I think of you often Jack, you were a great friend and the epitome of a law enforcement officer! Going back to our days at Byrd Jr. High and Poly High were truly amazing, a lot of fun. I think about all the times we either talked sports or going into police work or somehow competing in something against each other. I am going to Poly today, straight to the apple machine and say a prayer and think about you and all the great times....Linda, your messages were so heartfelt, I went through two boxes of Kleenex. Jack would be so proud!

Retired Sgt. Alan Green
LAPD / Friend
January 21, 2014

26 years ago yesterday we lost you and not a day goes by that you are not thought of and missed by all of us. You have an adorable little grandson now along with your 2 granddaughters and sometimes I can't help myself from crying just thinking of all you are missing out on. Tom and I are about to have another grandson and I feel guilty being able to experience life as you should have been able to as well. Hoping we meet again one day in heaven, I love you Jack, always have, always will.

Linda Miller Garagliano
January 11, 2014

I left a note yesterday stating it was 25 years...sadly, it's 26...unbelievable. We all remember you often with great stories and memories from grade school through after Poly but none more than me, you're always in my heart old pal.

With Love.

(your 'old' friend)
January 10, 2014

It was 25 years today.....sounds like first line of very famous Beatle song, but sadly, the truth when it comes to my buddy. Miss you so much Jack, thoughts of you daily.


(your 'old' friend)
January 10, 2014

It was 25 years today.....first line of very famous Beatle song, but sadly, the truth when it comes to my buddy. Miss you so much Jack, thoughts of you daily.


(your 'old' friend)
January 10, 2014

26 years ago today you were taken from us and not a day goes by that you aren't missed, loved and thought of. Your grandson is adorable and both of your granddaughters are beautiful. Somehow, more and more your laugh comes out of my mouth and I always stop and say "hi Jack" because I feel you are here with m e. It is the funniest thing, even Tom hears it.
Still loving and missing you, always will, Linda

Linda Garagliano
January 9, 2014

I just saw a rerun of cops honoring your loved one. I know it was a long time ago but I also know the missing never ends. So sorry for your loss and thanks to him for his service. God bless you.

September 7, 2013

Just happened to see a episode of Cops and wanted to say sorry for your loss, I'M SURE HE WATCHING OVER HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS....

June 30, 2013

5/24 - been thinking of you all day Jack on your 59th birthday. Missing you now just as much as the day we lost you. Your first grandson will be born in 3 months and we're happy to know he will have Miller as his middle name. Rest in peace my brother.

Your sister, Linda
May 25, 2013

Thinking of you on your birthday, missing you always.

your friend
May 24, 2013

Ah Jack. You are a good man and a good deputy. Had fun working Lynwood Station patrol with you....later followed in your footsteps to Narcotics Bureau. The memory of your tragic death made me be more conscious and safer making all those Search Warrant service entries.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept
February 14, 2013

Dearest Jack,

Though you were taken from us 25 years ago I still see/hear you every morning and every night. Although a piece of our hearts and souls travel with you, so much love for being my great friend and pride for what you stand for grows constantly.

I'll be at your Poly memorial this afternoon with flowers and your apple :-) I see on this page that you are now a Grandfather, you would have been amazing...I can see you kidding them and throwing toy footballs!

If anyone in your family sees this, tell them their father/grandfather was the best of friends, a loving, kind, caring and sometimes teasing buddy and always had my/other's backs and best interest. He was always there from the time we were little kids to adults.

Jack, you are greatly missed and thought of with a full heart; though pained, thoughts of you always bring a smile.

Your always and forever pal.
January 9, 2013

I worked Lynwood Station with Jack.....I remember when he first arrived for patrol training. Tom Potter (Big Bird) was his training officer. Tom fell in love with Jack immediately, as we all did.....Tom messed with him immensely....but it was good clean fun.....Jack was a great deputy...and a great friend....my heart was also broken the day he left us....Rest in Peace Jack, you have never been forgotten.....

Sgt Johnny Rod
LASD/ partner
January 9, 2013

25 long years ago today you left us with a whole in our hearts but also with wonderful memories of our time together. Hard to think of all you've missed here on earth with us but hope you and Dad are watching over us all with a smile and pride in your hearts. Miss you more than you can imagine. With love and much appreciation that you are my brother.

Linda Miller Garagliano
January 9, 2013

Your 2nd grand-daughter was born 10/19 and what a sweet little darlin' she is. She looks more like a Miller than little Katie does. Katie is a beautiful, sweet, loving and proud big sister who you would be very proud of. I'm sure you would be happy to know our family is growing and growing. We all miss you so much Jack and talk about you often. It's still hard to believe why bad things happen to such good people. Love you brother and hope you are resting in peace. xo

Linda Miller Garagliano
October 30, 2012

Deputy Miller,

Your picture was just shown on COPS so I wanted to learn more about you.
Your picture showed a very young & goodlooking man with a genuine smile.

I cannot THANK YOU enough, Deputy Miller, for your level of BRAVERY while you served within an extremely dangerous job assignment.

As a result of all your hard work, the lives you have personally saved is immeasurable.


August 23, 2012
August 23, 2012

My father's name is Rick Reynoso and he was one of Jack's partners while working for the Los Angeles County Sherrif's department. Growing up I heard many great stories about Jack from my mother and father. My parents actually named me after Jack. My name is Jack Bryan Reynoso. I wish I could have known him like my father did. I'm sorry for you family's loss. I also lost my father three years ago, but it honestly brings me joy knowing that my father and Jack are in heaven together again.

When I was young my dad made me a little memorial type thing that he hung on his wall. It had pictures of Jack and my father in it and also picture of Jack with his two daughters. My dad always wanted me to know where I got my name from and to this day the memorial still hangs on my wall. Again, I'm sorry for your family's loss, but know that he is in a better place and people are happy to have him up there.

Jack B. Reynoso
August 18, 2012

Today would be your 58th birthday and you are missed by so many and remembered by all who knew you. Not a year goes by that I don't meet someone new who shares a thought or story about you. I love hearing others reflect on times spend with you. I'm so lucky to have had you as my brother. Your second grandchild will be born this year and it is just so wrong that you aren't here to celebrate with us. Missing you and loving you as much as ever.

Linda Miller Garagliano
May 24, 2012


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