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Deputy Sheriff Larry John Miller

Hood County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Larry John Miller

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29 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. Kike you, he mad the wonderous gift of life by being an organ donor. You were a hero to the end and beyond.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

There isnt a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I will always love you and I miss you. You will never be forgotten.

Anna Miller

July 27, 2009

"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

February 13, 2008



January 23, 2008

As a former Hood County Deputy and Investigator I have heard so many kind remarks, funny stories, and about your devotion to duty. I wish I could have met you and been able to serve with you. It would have been my honor. You are dearly missed. Rest in Peace brother

Former Hood County Investigator

August 21, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

Officer A.R. White #3568
Fort Worth Police Department, TX

August 19, 2007

I was a teenager when Officer Miller died. I met him at Whataburger where I worked and he was always very nice to me. He knew I had trouble with my truck and always inquired about it. I didn't realize how much he kept an eye on those he knew until my mother told me a story after borrowing my truck one day.

She was driving normally and within the law when she saw the lights in the mirror. Officer Miller came to the window and wanted to know who she was and why was she in Angela's truck! Of course, he let her go after she explained who she was and told him I was ok. He gave her a sense of peace knowing someone else was watching out for her daughter.

On another occasion, I had stopped to help someone else who had broken down in the turning lane on Morgan Street. Officer Miller saw my truck and stopped. After learning I wasn't the unfortunate person this time and helping the other motorist, he helped us get safely back into traffic. He later warned me about stopping for strangers, but I reminded him he did it every day.

When I learned of his death, I was broken-hearted. I couldn't understand why the good guys always had to go first. This man only wanted to help others!

I never got a chance to tell him he helped to shape my life. Because of Officer Miller, I grew to respect police officers and value their contributions to society... and their selfless sacrifices.

Angela Storm

February 25, 2007

It has been several years since I lost my partner and friend. I have never forgotten Larry's kind laughter or his generosity. My heart continues to go out to his young family. I still carry Larry's baton on my side and will always have him beside me.

Investigator Todd R. Law
Canadian Pacific Railway Police

November 21, 2005

God Bless you Deputy Miller. May your memory be eternal!!

After Deputy Miller's death, his organs were donated. A 45 y/o woman from Sugar Land, with a husband and two kids, received the "Gift of Life" from Deputy Miller.

CA reserve.

November 1, 2005

I had the pleasure of working with Deputy Miller while I was employed with Hood County. I enjoyed working with him and considered him a friend. I assisted with the accident that claimed his life and it was a very trying experience to me. I remember praying that he would be alright and waiting to hear something. That was the hardest thing.
Larry, you are greatly missed.

Patrol Officer Jesse Davis
Granbury Police Department

December 8, 2004

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