Trooper Brian Carl McMillen

Trooper Brian Carl McMillen

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 2007

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Brian Carl McMillen

Trooper Brian McMillen was killed when his patrol car was involved in an accident with two cars operated by intoxicated drivers on Dye Road, south of I-72 near Illiopolis.

Trooper McMillen was en route to a tavern, just outside of Illiopolis, to assist two deputy sheriffs with a disturbance when his patrol car was involved in the collision. Both drivers were intoxicated and had just left the tavern Trooper McMillen was responding to.

Both drivers were convicted of aggravated DUI. One was sentenced to 14 years and the other driver was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Trooper McMillen was an Illinois Air National Guard veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for 8 months. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 and 14 years

drunk driver

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I met your mother this week at my son's (State Trooper Christopher J. Lambert) wall dedication ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. I felt her pain of missing you when she approached me and wrapped her arms around me. The pain of loosing a child is almost unbearable!! Your mom is a strong woman and I'm happy to have met her. We will both and all gone on loving and honoring our sons for giving their ultimate sacrifice and knowing that one day we will see our boys again. God Bless You and thank you for your service.

Marty Lambert (Mother of Fallen Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert)

May 3, 2019

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