Patrolman Phillip Allen Miller

Patrolman Phillip Allen Miller

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1983

Phillip Allen Miller

Patrolman Philip Miller was shot and killed after responding to a burglary alarm at a high school.

When he approached the scene he scared one of the burglars and became involved in a foot chase. As he was looking for the burglar, the man ambushed him from a dark driveway. The fatal round entered between two panels of his vest.

The killer was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison.

Patrolman Miller had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Phil was an outstanding officer and a great asset to,the KCPD. It was an honour knowing and working with him. As fate would have it, a few nights earlier, I had finished working a DOA scene, and had stopped by a popular diner at 38th and Main. Phil and another officer happened to be there. As usual, we laughed and joked about whatever. Two or three nights later, and about four or five blocks way from where we were at that time, Phil was killed. His death was a tragic loss for our department, Phil’s family, and the community.

Walk well, my Brother.

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

August 23, 2018

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