Patrolman Shane Miller

Patrolman Shane Miller

Tabor City Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 15, 2004

Shane Miller

Patrolman Miller was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit on his first shift as an officer with the Tabor City Police Department.

Patrolman Miller was a passenger in the patrol car that was pursuing a vehicle on N.C. 904 when it collided head-on with another vehicle, as they attempted to pass a slow moving car. Patrolman Miller sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The driver of the patrol car and the occupants of the other vehicle were injured in the accident. The driver of the vehicle being chased was apprehended. He was convicted of charges relating to the incident and was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 3 years probation in March 2005.

Patrolman Miller had been sworn in as an officer on Friday and started his first shift that evening. The accident occurred at 0100 hours Saturday morning. He had previously served as a corrections officer for the North Carolina Department of Corrections for 7 years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge U408

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 months

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Shane, losing you has been the loneliest most desolate journey we have ever taken. The anniversary date May 15, 2004 brings back deeply emotional memories and painful feelings. The days leading up to this day feels like impending doom and like it's hard to breath. We will always have a desire to live in a way that honors you and the time you had with us. We will always be proud of you and what you stood for. Know that we miss you and will one day be reunited with you forever!!!

Officer Shane Miller
EOW May 15, 2004

We love you Buddy!!

Patroleman Shane Miller

Mom & Dad

May 14, 2018

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