Officer John Miller

Officer John Miller

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, November 16, 2007

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John Miller

Officer John Miller was killed in an automobile crash while searching for a reported drunk driver.

He was driving south on North Livermore Avenue about one mile north of I-580 when he lost control of his patrol car around a sharp curve and struck a tree.

Officers from the Livermore Police Department located the drunken driving suspect on eastbound I-580 near Greenville Road, and he was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI, evading police, and driving without a license. After being arrested he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and deported for being in the country illegally.

In 2009 State Highway Route 580 from Airway Boulevard to North Flynn Road in Livermore was designated as the CHP Officer John P. Miller Memorial Highway.

Officer Miller had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the Dublin Station. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 18414

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

drunk driver, illegal alien

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Hi Officer Miller. I’m sorry about what happened to you but I hope you know that your legacy is still strong on this earth. I first learned about your story as a cadet in the academy. Today I heard your story again while undergoing EVOC at Alameda SO. A little piece of your story will now be with me for the rest of my career. You won’t be forgotten sir. Rest in peace.

Police Officer Kevin Shum
Stockton School Police

June 29, 2020

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