Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Jimmy Martin Miller

Hagerstown Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 29, 1997

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Reflections for Patrolman Jimmy Martin Miller

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

December 14, 2023

Patrolman Miller,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hagerstown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2020

Patrolman Miller,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hagerstown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2020

Thank you for your service! Rest in peace..

Sherry Breeden

January 29, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 30, 2017


Monica Zahasky

January 29, 2017

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Miller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 9, 2010

Jim, it has been a long time, but you and your family have always been in my thoughts. I still remember those first few days of the academy when you were standing tall and willing to help those who were having second thoughts. I strive to become the man you carried yourself as.
I am thankful that I had the chance to get to know you and that day in the gym will never leave me. Thanks for all the fun thoughts and look forward to meeting up with you again. You will always be in my thoughts and your family in my prayers.

Sgt. M. Stumm
Pittsboro Police Dept. 97-128

April 6, 2009

Nearly 11 years has passed since that terribly sad day in the gym at ILEA. In the years that have gone by, I have never forgotten your infectious smile and laugh. Though I only knew you for a few short weeks, you left an indelible impression on me that pushes me even today. You are the first "Hero" that I ever new to die in the line of duty. You should know that you, and the many brothers and sisters who have fallen since, were the driving force behind my song "Why Do Heroes Have To Die?"
I am very grateful to have known you. God Bless!
Cpl. Brian Phillips
La Porte Police Department

Cpl. Brian A. Phillips
La Porte Police Department

January 23, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 9, 2008

I have Jimmy's picture over my desk as a reminder that he is always with me riding shotgun, watching my back. It has been tested a few times in my 10 year career and I'm confident he's that little voice in my head guiding my intuition. If you didn't know him, I'm sorry. I knew him for 4 short weeks and he quickly became my best friend at ILEA. He encouraged me through those first few weeks of the academy to keep going, that I could do it and would make a fine Deputy. Jimmy was the model policeman. Everyone should hope to be like him. I'm trying every day to live up to his image and continue being who he helped me become.

Linda Morecraft Sutton

March 19, 2007

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 31, 2007

Rest in Peace Jimmy

Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 31, 2006

Jim it was a great pleasure knowing you and spending the time we had together at the academy. I am glad I got to know you in the short time and to your family I want to say thank you for sharing him with all of us in class 97-128!!!! He is a great man. God bless and he is still in our prayers.

October 5, 2004

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