Officer Ralph W. Miller

Officer Ralph W. Miller

Manchester Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1976

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Ralph W. Miller

Officer Ralph Miller was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a noise complaint involving a drunk teenager at a home on Hall Street.

As the officers approached the house the teenager fired a rifle through the screen door, striking Officer Miller in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. He was denied parole in October 2011. He will be eligible for parole again in 2016.

Officer Miller had served with the Manchester Police Department for just over one year. He is survived by his expectant wife and child.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 119

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Well brother, this year you would have been 70! Hard to believe. Turns out I missed you more as I got older. I have the drawing of you in my office. Think of you often.

Phil Miller

October 12, 2021

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