Patrolman Richard Paul Miller, Sr.

Patrolman Richard Paul Miller, Sr.

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, August 25, 1981

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Richard Paul Miller, Sr.

Patrolman Richard Miller was shot and killed by an auto-theft suspect at 15th and Girard Avenue North.

Patrolman Miller had requested backup but confronted the suspects before the backup arrived. As he talked to a female passenger the male driver exited the stolen vehicle and opened fire, striking Patrolman Miller in the chest several times. The gun the suspect was using was a stolen police revolver.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. He was granted work-release status in July 2018.

Patrolman Miller had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 4797

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Released in 2018

stolen vehicle

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