Deputy Sheriff Maurice M. Miller

Deputy Sheriff Maurice M. Miller

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 27, 1954

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Maurice M. Miller

Deputy Maurice Miller was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect inside the man's home.

The suspect then shot and killed Chief Edward Huckabay, of the Shreveport Police Department, when he attempted to retrieve the body of Deputy Miller.

The suspect was then shot and killed by other officers.

Deputy Miller had previously served with the Louisiana State Police for two years and in the U.S. Army during World War II as a military policeman. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I remember him. I was three years old. He and his wife were very much in love, and they had two wonderful children who went on to raise wonderful giving families spanning 65 years since his death whose influence continues to be felt as his family members are contributing members of society. In Maurice Miller's family line of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are ministers, teachers, outstanding lawyers, social worker, surgeon, notable golfers. His widow became a nurse and a pioneer of the State of Alaska after being sent back to school by the State Troopers Association, and I think the two children were sent to college as well. One son owned a successful oilfield servicing company. He made a beautiful marriage producing 3 children who were special; a minister, a nurse, and a teacher. Maurice's daughter became an outstanding teacher, with a lawyer, a surgeon, and social worker, in the career lines of her children. When Maurice's widow died at 94, returning to La. after her health began to fail, at her funeral, a beautiful presentation was made by the State Troopers and Bossier Parish, Louisiana, organizations. After so many years, because she was in her early 30's when her beloved Maurice lost his life, they never forgot his sacrifice. He had arrested this man many times for beating his wife when he was drunk, and would take him to the local jail to sober up. This time the man decided he wasn't going, and shot Maurice and the Chief of Bossier Parish. Maurice and my Aunt Jane were childhood sweethearts. She thought she would never be happy again. Through much support from the fraternal organizations, she found the strength to live again, returned to school, completed a nursing education, and moved to Alaska before it was a state, and became Administrator for a VA Hospital at either Fairbanks or Juneau. I am not certain, but not intentionally misrepresenting her position. Her smile, voice, and laugh were memorable. She made the world a better place, and carried on her life, from devotion to her husband and his memory. He made the world much safer. We had a family gathering at Thanksgiving and a large family photo I will always remember. It was a shocking time for the family, and I remember how grieved my grandparents, and my parents, were for the loss of Maurice Miller. I love our Police, Sheriff, State Troopers, and Firemen. They put their lives on the lines. I wanted to make a donation to his memory, but to the memories of all who have fallen, especially since the country is changing so rapidly, and our men who are on the front lines are facing more danger than ever. A prayer for our Front Line members, "Dear God, please protect these Humble Servants, who are daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, and protectors of us all. Grant them grace, mercy, compassion for those who need their care, but keep them strong, vigilant, and surround them with armor, to continue their calling of keeping the world safe. We ask your blessing upon them, the souls of the Fallen men and women who have gone before, and that you watch over each of them and their families. In Jesus Name, we pray. Love Eternal, Jill Busch

relative, Jill Busch
niece of Maurice Miller's widow

December 3, 2015

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