Auxiliary Officer Michael J. Mills

Auxiliary Officer Michael J. Mills

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1969

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Michael J. Mills

Auxiliary Officer Michael Mills was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his partner assisted a disabled motorist on North Virginia Street.

After striking Officer Mills, the suspect fled the scene but was arrested two hours later. The man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and felony hit-and-run. Officer Mills' partner and the motorist they were helping were also struck and seriously injured.

Auxiliary Officer Mills had served with the Reno Police Department for only five months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two brothers, and mother.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

disabled motorist, drunk driver

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