Officer Ralph W. Miller

Officer Ralph W. Miller

Manchester Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1976

Add to My Heroes

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, 15, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. He was paroled on October 4, 2016.

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


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 119
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Paroled in 2016

Most Recent Reflection

View all 31 Reflections

Officer Miller, it has been 47 years since you were taken from us. New Hampshire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 2, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.