Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Special Officer Craig J. Miller

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service Special Services Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Master Special Officer Craig J. Miller

MSO Miller,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. Not just as a LEO but also when you served with the U.S. Army as well-especially during the Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

Had the pleasure of working with Officer Miller before his death in Pittsburgh during a security detail for then Vice President Al Gore. God Bless Officer Miller and thank you for your service my friend. May your soul rest in peace. I still have your business card you gave me. It was an honor to know you and work with you. You will never be forgotten for your bravery. Till Valhala my friend.

Detective Richard A Yochus, Jr #3761
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

September 8, 2021

I cannot say enough or offer enough tears or emotions for the numerous, numerous amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and for still many, the numerous days that followed over the numerous years to come. On this 19th anniversary of one of the deadliest days for American law enforcement I'd like to say to you all thank you, God Bless you and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

Rest in peace Master Special Officer Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

Thank you for your Supreme sacrifice...

Former NYC Correction Officer Andrew R.R

October 28, 2018

Officer Miller,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served with the U.S. Army in the Gulf War as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2016

I did not know Craig. The Miller family had spread so far in such few years. I live where the family started in Fredonia NY. It wasn't until days after the tragedy that relatives told me of Craig's heroic and unselfish acts at the world trade center that fateful day. I must admit that although I did not know Craig in a personal sense, I did know of that style character. It seems to be an admirable trait of many of the men belonging to our extended Miller family. I also admit that I wept for his immediate family once knowing of his fate. I now look toward the strength he can provide from his resting place as those of us who still await immortality and provide such continued service to our country, states, and communities can use his intervention. Rest now Craig J. Miller and know that your country, friends and especially your family will always remember you.

FF Kirk Miller
Village of Fredonia FD
Fredonia, NY

Firefighter, Kirk L. Miller
Cousin

September 30, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Rest in Peace Craig, we will always remember your heroic services on this date 11 years ago and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Assistant Chief (ret) Bill Healy
U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division

September 11, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 4, 2012

Craig, I remember you and I were in the same Army Infantry Unit out of Manassas, VA. I had just came from the Marine Corps. We were in the same team. You were my friend. You taught me the ins and outs of the Army. I left the unit and joined an MP unit in Pennsylvania in 1999. I was deployed to Harrisburg, PA after 9/11. It was there I learned you gave your life helping others in NY. I was deeply saddened. I was not surprised, however. You lived the same as you died...a true hero. I work in DC now and I have been to the LE Memorial. Each time I go I find your name on the wall and say a prayer for you. I miss you Friend.

Special Agent Robert Partington
Friend

April 27, 2012

Craig,
In truth, I knew nothing of you in your life, when you passed I was only in the second grade. Now in high school, a class of mine is planning to visit the September 11th memorial in New York City tomorrow, I must say, you changed my view of history forever. What began as an assignment to find a name has become so much more than that, reading all of the messages of love left by those who care so much about you has brought you back to life for me, so that I may understand the kind of generous, brave, loving and sincere person you were.

Tomorrow, when I see your name, I know I will see so much more- I will see a mentor, a hero, and perhaps most importantly, a person who sought not fame or notability, but who simply had the desire to do what, in his heart, he knew to be the path of honor.

I know now that you are in a place of peace and happiness, a gentle, loving rest that a person of your courage deserves. I leave this as a way to thank you for doing things I myself am not sure I would have had the courage to do, but in the hopes that your story will inspire me to live every day as someone who could leave behind a legacy so pristine as yours. You're an inspiration, and for this, I thank you.You are truly an inspiration, you are loved, and your are remembered, forever and always.

S.D.

February 18, 2012

Dear Craig,
I remember you from when i was just a little girl. I remember you and my dad as best friends and you would come over all the time. I remember how nice you were to all of us and I remember my brother and sisters and I always waiting and remembering you coming over to talk and play with us. You are my hero! You will never be forgotten from my mind and i will make sure you will never be forgotten from my sisters minds as well. Saturday was the E. Bridgewater Christmas on the Common... I went and visited your memorial there me and my mom stood there in silence remembering you... We pulled all the leaves out of it and brushed of the dirt... we keep it clean as a memory of you and so people could see just how important you were to us. As of now these days we are giving multiple numbers of research papers to look up on someone we believe is our hero or someone we believe has positive traits or has had a positive influence on us. Every research paper I do is usually on you. Simply because you are my hero my dads best friend and so much more! We all love you Craig. And never, not once will you be forgotten or left behind in our hearts.

Monica Allen
16 East Bridgewater,MA


never forgotten...

Monica Allen
16 yr old craig was my dads best friend

December 6, 2010

OFFICER MILLER, YOU ARE A HERO, NOT BY HOW YOU DIED, BUT HOW YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

September 25, 2010

To the family and loved ones of Master Special Officer Craig Miller and his fellow officers with the Secret Service and most especially to Craig:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the eighth anniversary month of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. Your family had to endure losing a beloved hero and how I wish they had not had to endure this tragedy.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Criag gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 19, 2009

I am forever in debt to you for your heroic actions protecting our country. Your sacrifice has not been, and will NEVER be forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 11, 2009

You are not forgotten...thank you

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

Officer Miller,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow LEOs who were also killed that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 12, 2009

TO MY COUSIN CRAIG I APPOLOGIZE FOR NOT WRITING SOONER I GOT TO ADMITT THIS IS MY FIRST TIME ON THE ODM PAGE. I GUESS I NEVER THOUGHT TO MUCH ABOUT COMING HERE. AFTER 15 YEARS ON THE JOB IT KINDA JUST STRUCK ME TO VISIT. I OFTEN REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ALL YOUNG KIDS YOU,BRIAN,MATT,TOMMY AND I ALL PLAYING. AS WE ALL GREW WE ALL WENT OUR SEPERATE WAYS. FUNNY HOW APART WE STILL MANAGED TO HAVE SOMTHING IN COMMON. THE CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. AS TIME GOES ON IM FINDING THAT POLICE FUNERALS ARE HAPPENING WAY TO OFTEN AND HARDER TO STOMACH. NOW AND AGAIN I THINK OF THAT DAY. THE DAY THAT ALL LAW ENFORAEMENT OFFICERS THINK ABOUT. THE SHOOTING OR CRASH OR WHATEVER THOUGHT THAT MAY INVOLVE THE LINE OF DUTY CALLING. YOU KNOW THE DAY TO BECAUSE YOU NOT ONLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT BUT WENT DIRECTLY FROM THE THOUGHT TO THE EXACT TIME IT HAPPENED. I TRULY BELEIVE THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE PAST ANY OTHER WAY. DOING THE THING THAT YOU LOVED TO DO AND MOST PEOPLE CANT THINK OF. PROTECTING THE LIVES OF OTHERS. I TO WILL BE ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO GOES HEAD ON INTO BATTLE AGAINST THE ILLS OF SOCIETY. WE WILL BE ABLE TO TELL OUR WAR STORIES TO MY DAD(FRED)WHEN WE MEET THAT TIME I TO PASS. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM HERE STILL FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WE BOTH SWORE TO PROTECT AND YOU CAN REST ASSURE THAT I AM DOING THE VERY BEST TO PICK UP THE SLACK THAT YOU HAVE LEFT. I HAVE THOSE BIG SHOULDERS TO CARRY IT ON. REMINDS ME OF THE POEM FOOTPRINTS WERE GOD PICKS UP THE PERSON LEAVING ONLY ONE SET OF PRINTS IN THE SAND. PLEASE BELEIVE THAT YOUR PASSING WAS FOR THE TRUE MEANING OF THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD HOLD THEM SELVES UP TO. WE ARE ALL BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND BEEN PART OF YOUR LIFE AND SACRIFICE. THERE ARE NOT MANY TRUE HEROES IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM BUT I AM BLESSED AND HONORED TO KNOW ONE AND BE FAMILY TO ONE(YOU). I BELEIVE THAT YOU AND MY DAD ARE MY GUARDIAN ANGELS WATCHING OVER ME WHILE IM HERE MARCHING FORWARD IN THE CRIME GAME. WELL I COULD GO ON BUT THERE WILL BE TIME TO CHAT LATER. KNOW THIS YOU ARE VERY TRULY MISSED, ALWAYS HONORED AND YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN. P.S. GIVE MY DAD A HUG FOR ME. "YOUR COUSIN STEVE"

DEPUTY STEPHEN R. MILLER #6887
PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE FL./ CRAIGS COUSIN

February 9, 2009

by Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos

Seven years? Already? Wow!
The time has flown and yet somehow
they’ve coined a day to call to mind
an unseen enemy.

Today we think of those who died
in a Pennsylvania countryside
and those perished in New York
as well as in D.C.

We honor those who lost their lives
whose friends and families were deprived
of spouses, children, moms and dads…
because of terrorists.

Lord, thank you for these patriots,
for firefighters, heroes, cops.
For average folks who had no clue
that day would be their last.

Please comfort families who still grieve
and grant them faith so they’ll believe
their loved ones did not die in vain
but left a legacy.


This day will always be a sad reminder of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.
You are not forgotten.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

September 12, 2008

Thank you for all you have done for our country. Please know that you will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 11, 2008

Thank you. For your bravery and courage.

anonymous

May 30, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Thank you, Master Special Officer Craig J. Miller, for your dedication to God, your family and, ultimately, your country.

Your valor on United Flight 93, along with the other passengers who attempted to re-take the plane from terrorists on that horrible day, is a testament to your bravery, your forthrightness, and your knowledge that what you did was the simply the right thing to do.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten. Your family and friends remain in my prayers.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace, Ofc. Miller.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 2007

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