Patrolman Delbert Wayne Miller, Sr.

Patrolman Delbert Wayne Miller, Sr.

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 24, 1982

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Delbert Wayne Miller, Sr.

Patrolman Delbert Miller was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic around an accident on I-40 at Nelson Avenue.

The drunk driver lost control of his commercial truck, crashed through a guardrail, and struck Patrolman Miller. The suspect was convicted of criminal negligent homicide, sentenced to one year in jail, and fined $2000.

Patrolman Miller was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to one year

directing traffic, DUI

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I ride through Amarillo as a truck driver and each time I do I think of that day and how officer Miller saved my life
I was a rookie and fresh out of the academy,myself and corporal Robert Taylor had been called up on I 40 to work accidents and traffic direction, miller responded on the radio that he was there and that area and we moved further down, 15 minutes later he was struck and killed, that would have been me there
I have thought often of that and I want to thank you for your sacrifice, I hope that I have with the chance you gave me lived my life that would make you smile and say good job, thank you sir, I hope to see again one day and tell you thank you in person

Former officer Charles E Walker, #683
Amarillo police department

July 17, 2021

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