Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller

Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, June 9, 1986

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Douglas B. Miller

Deputy Sheriff Douglas Miller was shot and killed after responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person at approximately 9 p.m.

Deputy Miller and three other deputies responded to the scene. When they attempted to take the subject into custody a struggle ensued. The man was able to gain control of Deputy Miller's weapon and fatally shot him.

He then wounded two other deputies before the fourth deputy was able to get a hand free from the struggle, draw his own weapon, and kill the suspect.

Deputy Miller was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office for seven years.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 562
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

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Met Doug in the 1970s as were both sworn in together as S/O Reserve Deputies. We enjoyed working many details together. I will always remember his kind and happy spirit, miss you Doug RIP brother.

Ret. Ofc. Walter Bankston
Fremont Police

June 10, 2021

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