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, I had just arrived home from dispatching P.M.'s that night when I got the news. I have so many memories of you, however the most prominent I remember to this day was the kindness that you showed my Mother who's car broke down and you were working an off-duty job. You took the time to help her out, said we knew each other and from that day forward she couldn't stop talking about you. As with many of us, her heart was broken when she received the news about you. Mom passed away August 31, 2017 however up to that very day when we were together she would remember and speak of your kindness. A true Policeman you were, and set an example for many of us to follow. God bless my friend.

P.O. Phillip Stockard - Retired

March 11, 2018

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