Detective Louis L. Miller, Jr.

Detective Louis L. Miller, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 11, 1987

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Louis L. Miller, Jr.

Detective Louis Miller was shot and killed while investigating an armed robbery call.

Detective Miller was a field training officer and was riding with two of his trainees. They met other officers at the scene and he directed two men to the roof of the building and two men to the fifth floor, where the crime was taking place.

He and one of his trainees rode the elevator to the fourth floor with the intention of walking the last flight of stairs. When the elevator doors opened they were met with two suspects who immediately opened fire, striking both officers. Both officers returned fire, fatally wounding one suspect and wounding the other, who was later apprehended. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison on September 7th, 1991.

Detective Miller had served with the New York City Police Department for 34 years and had trained over 2,000 officers in his 15 years as a field training officer. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge 1793

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Detective Miller was one of my FTO's he was an incredible man and Police Officer any " Rookie " who was fortunate enough to be trained by Louie carried his ethics and knowledge of the job with him or her for the rest of their career. detective Miller was and remains the epitome of what a law enforcement officer should be !! MY life is that much richer having known him and having the honor and privilege of working beside him !

Police officer Don Cossean

March 12, 2018

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