Police Officer Emilio Fidel Miyares

Police Officer Emilio Fidel Miyares

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, November 6, 1986

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Emilio Fidel Miyares

Police Officer Emilio Miyares was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a shoplifting call in Palm Springs Mall.

The officers asked the two suspects for identification and were given false names. Both suspects then fled the scene and were chased by the officers. A struggle ensued and one assailant gained control of Officer Miyares' weapon and shot him with it.

The killer died in prison in 1994.

Officer Miyares had been a member of the Hialeah Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, young daughter, son, parents, and brother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Greetings Mrs. Miyares,

I hope all is well with you and your family. You probably do not remember me. However, I was a recipient of the Emilio F. Miyares Service Award back in 1992. As I was organizing boxes and my office, I came across the award and decided to do a little bit of research. I was always hesitant to do so as it seemed like something that was very sad. However, I finally did so. As many others have said, your husband was truly a great and inspiring man. I know you are extremely proud of his honorable work. Indeed, I see that you yourself have been very involved in helping to make the community a better place, especially James H. Bright elementary. Thank you for doing that! I was a little kid back (6th grade) then, however I would just like to say that this award made a huge impact in my life. It affected my educational career aspirations and my community engagement. Therefore, thank you very much! In addition, if my memory serves me correctly, I believe I also played on the same baseball team as your son in Hialeah. I hope he is doing great.

All the Best,

Douglas Rivero

Douglas Rivero

July 22, 2019

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