Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller

Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, April 17, 1972

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Brent Miller

Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller stabbed to death at the Angola State Prison by four inmates who were members of the Black Panthers.

The inmates had sharpened a lawn mower blade and used it to stab Sergeant Miller 38 times after attacking him in the prison's Pine 1 dormitory. Three of the subjects were convicted of Sergeant Miller's but have all since been released.

Sergeant Miller's father was also a prison guard at the prison and he grew up on the prison grounds. He had worked as a guard at the prison for less than one year before being murdered. He was survived by his wife of two months, parents, and two siblings. He is buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Liverpool, Louisiana.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Not available

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Brent Miller was my uncle. My mom and the rest of the family did everything they could to see justice served. In the end it just wasn't enough and the last murderer was set free. I never got to meet him but he was loved by all that knew him.

Brooke Summers
Niece & MSgt Louisiana State Penitentiary Emergency Medical Services

August 15, 2018

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