Sergeant Shawn Glenn Miller

Sergeant Shawn Glenn Miller

West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Shawn Glenn Miller

Sergeant Shawn Miller was killed in a motorcycle crash while returning from court after testifying in a hit-and-run case at the Dallas County Courthouse.

He was traveling on Highway 169 when another vehicle turned left in front of him at the junction with I-80. Sergeant Miller was unable to avoid a collision and struck the side of the vehicle.

Sergeant Miller was an Iowa National Guard veteran who had served with the West Des Moines Police Department for 26 years and previously served with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife and three children.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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One of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. A dear friend and co-worker. Badge number 155 will live on forever because of the inordinate amount of people he touched during his service. Love you brother.

Anonymous co-worker from urbandale
True leader and friend

August 4, 2022

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