Sergeant Jared John Miller

Sergeant Jared John Miller

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Jared John Miller

Sergeant Jared Miller died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Marion County Jail at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem.

Sergeant Miller had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, father, sister, brother, and grandfather.

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 900 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 41
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Jared, I had the privilege of interacting with you numerous times at our office during your entire career. You were always professional, knowledgeable and had a big smile on your face. This past Saturday April 27th 2024 I had the honor of being seated at the table with your wife Jolene during the Oregon Fallen Badge Memorial annual banquet. You were honored by a video tribute and will be added to the Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training memorial wall during this year's police week as well as in Washington D.C. R.I.P brother we have your six.

Patrol Sergeant Jason Hickam (Retired)
Marion County Sheriff's Office

April 28, 2024

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