Sergeant David Frank Miller

Sergeant David Frank Miller

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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David Frank Miller

Sergeant David Miller died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at 210 Holiday Drive in Clarksville.

Sergeant Miller was a United States Army veteran. He had served with the Clarksville Police Department for 20 years. Sergeant Miller is survived by his wife and two children.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 167 Delta

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, August 30, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Today is February 2, 2022 and I just learned today of your passing. My heart is broken into a million pieces. We’ve known each other since I was 18 years old and I’m 42 today. We have so many memories together. All the crazy times we shared. You were always so caring thoughtful and most importantly nonjudgmental. You’ve seen me at my worst and seen me in better times and your view of me never wavered. I was just talking about one of the many memories we shared today with a friend and that is when she told me about your passing. People assumed I already knew. That is one of the worst things that has happened due to this stupid pandemic. People like myself who was tired of hearing the misinformation and the lies and seeing the chaos shut out the world and all forms of social media and lost touch with so many people. So when tragic things like your passing happens you’re unaware. I am still trying to process this tragic news. You were always a wonderful person and a wonderful Police Officer. The world is definitely a little dimmer now that you are gone. I know you’re looking down and still continuing to watch over and protect your loved ones. Until I see you again my friend.

Dezera Macias former Deputy Sheriff
Longtime Friend

February 2, 2022

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