Police Officer Frank Albert Miller, Jr.

Police Officer Frank Albert Miller, Jr.

McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 10, 1993

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Frank Albert Miller, Jr.

Officer Frank Miller was shot and killed with his own gun by a homeless man during a scuffle. During the fight for his gun the suspect was shot in the hand and Officer Miller was shot in the chest, but the round was stopped by his vest. The suspect was able to fire a second shot, striking Officer Miller in the head. The suspect fled to a local bar but was quickly arrested by responding officers who followed a blood-trail. The man was convicted of Officer Miller's murder and sentenced to life without parole in two separate trials.

Officer Miller had only served with the McKeesport Police Department for 6 months. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and a niece. He is buried in section K, lot 80c, grave 3 of Twin Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Delmont, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 229

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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Frank,
I remember as if it were yesterday when we went to the F.O.P. picnic in North Park with Lieutenant Thomas P. Hanna and his son Officer Tim Hanna (at the time). You, Tim, and I gave it a good try at fishing but had no luck. We enjoyed the rest of the day and the festivities.

I remember the day that you were murdered by Andre Harper. It was the Marine Corps birthday, November 10th, 1993. Scotty Grahn and I were wiring my home for an alarm system when we heard the news. We couldn't believe it and still do not.

November 10th is a bitter sweet day for me...the Marine Corps Birthday and your passing.

Frank, I just wanted to let you know that 27 years later (has it been that long ago?), you have not been forgotten.

Shaun D. Sparico

December 1, 2020

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