Police Officer Russell Myron Miller, Sr.

Police Officer Russell Myron Miller, Sr.

Chino Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 2000

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Russell Myron Miller, Sr.

Officer Russell Miller was struck by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop in the early morning hours.

During the stop, Officer Miller was walking from his cruiser towards the driver of a pickup truck when the drunk driver struck him from behind, throwing him into the bed of the pickup truck. After the collision, the drunk fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later after crashing into a telephone pole.

The driver of the pickup truck flagged down another passing patrol car for assistance. Officer Miller was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately ten hours after the incident.

The 21-year-old suspect was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run. He was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, and sentenced to 15 years.

Officer Miller had served with the Chino Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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