Pilot Morley Lester Miller

Pilot Morley Lester Miller

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1984

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Morley Lester Miller

Pilot Morley Miller and Patrol Officer John Hollingsworth were killed in a helicopter accident approximately 1/2-mile west of Fort Stockton, Texas, while on a patrol flight.

Pilot Miller had served in law enforcement for a total of 22 years. He had served with the U.S. Customs Service for 10 years and had previously served with the U.S. Border Patrol for five years and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for seven years. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, four children, and one grandchild. He was buried in the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Palmdale, California.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 104

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Texas

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Morley and I served together as Pilots with the Air support Branch El Paso; we also attended the Advanced Patrol Officers Class - I believe the last one in Washington, DC before that training was moved to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA. Morley was a conscientious supervisor and an enthusiastic pilot.

Greg Lawson, former US Customs Pilot
Retired Medical Officer, US Bureau of Prisons; LTC Retired, USAF

February 2, 2019

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