Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Rodney Todd Miller

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, May 12, 2006

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Reflections for Sergeant Rodney Todd Miller

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sgt. Rodney T. Miller, his good deeds to his community and country will always be remembered. May God bless you.

Chief Ferrell J. Stewart
Cooter, Missouri Police Department

May 14, 2006

Rest easy my brother. We will take it from here.

RM Taylor

May 14, 2006

I am saddened at the loss of another fine young man.May you Rest in peace and may Our Lord comfort your family, friends and fellow officers.

May 14, 2006

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

May 14, 2006

God bless you and may you rest in peace

Anne (Civilian) UK

May 14, 2006

I still can't believe it. I worked last night and I had all these Rodney snapshots from cadet training running through my mind. I remember Rodney hated making hospital corners and was determined his bunk would be "flag-free." The night we had ham and bean soup and it put my lower intestine in a gaseous state, had Rodney kicking me in the top bunk in protest, along with Ralph Timmins, Roger Webb and Bill Markum. Didn't bother Tony Hoop (You can never quite figure out those Chicago guys). There were the numerous classes that always had ONE more question from, "uh, Cadet Miller, Sir?" that would start the eyes rolling and I would get accosted in the hall by others saying, "You better get your bunky to knock off those last minute questions." I would just laugh. The best was when he had just gotten married and his lovely wife Karla, started sending me letters to get ideas for an academy-appropriate birthday surprise for Rodney. Mail call was a riot- "Here's a letter for Visione, from Miller's wife," brought down the house. Rodney would just smile and shake his head and say,"It's true what they say about those Italian guys. I've been married two weeks and my wife is already writing letters to one." But he found out different on his birthday and I gave him the letters for his scrapbook. Rodney knew what he was doing. He was adding a laugh, a chuckle, to make sure we didn't take things too seriously and a reminder that no matter how bad or stressed you get, there is nothing like a laugh to lighten the load. We only talked sporadically after the academy, but I can say he was one of the few truly happy people I have ever met. And I'm going to try to keep in mind that Rodney Miller smile, whenever I feel like I don't have any more of my own. Thanks Rodney. And God bless Karla and your boys.

Trooper Visione "4369
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Tpr. Nick Visione #4369
Co-worker and friend

May 14, 2006



May 14, 2006

To Sergeant Miller family, friends, and the Illinois State Police; I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Sergeant Miller for a job well done. Thank you for protecting my home state, I salute you. May your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

May 14, 2006

I send my condolences to the family, friends, and Illinois State Police regarding the demis of Sergeant Rodney T. Miller. I hope everyone that knew this officer will continue to remember his bravery, courage, and the legacy in which he left.

Sgt. Miller your shift is over now, we will take it from here. Rest in peace, brother...

Deputy James E. Bradford Jr.
Bradley County Sheriff Department

May 14, 2006

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Miller

Police Sergeant
Everett, Massachusetts

May 14, 2006

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