Deputy Sheriff Robert Scott Miller

Deputy Sheriff Robert Scott Miller

Cocke County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 1994

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Robert Scott Miller

Deputy Miller was shot and killed as he and two other deputies entered a house where two escaped felons were hiding. A second officer was wounded in the incident. Both suspects took their own lives by setting fire to the house that they occupied.
Deputy Miller is survived by his wife and three year old daughter. He had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 708

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I remember and miss you, brother. I tell my deputies about you every October 11. A man is never truly gone until he is forgotten. I will never forget you or the kindness and lessons that you showed me. Thank you for all that you did to guide me as an 18 year old kid. I hope I have made you proud. 32 years since 1990 in the academy together and now my career will soon end. The lesson of your sacrifice burned into me and helped keep me vigilant and safe all these years. I look forward to the day that I can see you again, hug your neck and we’ll go fishing in heaven’s version of the river in Del Rio.

Patrol Lieutenant James Wilson
Blount County Sheriff’s Office

October 13, 2022

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