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.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 229

Incident Details

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


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"In Valor There is Hope" (Tacitus). "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God" (Matthew5:9). Rest in Peace, you and the way you lived your life will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Jim Mariano

Jim Mariano

November 10, 2022

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