Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frank Albert Miller, Jr.

McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 10, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank Albert Miller, Jr.

Rest in peace Officer Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Miller. Thank you for your service to this country and your community, and for your sacrifice. Your family, friends & department are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania

November 10, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, ALWAYS remembered and NEVER forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 10, 2014

By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. Your heroism and service is remembered with gratitude today. We thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You gave your all to keep order. Your jurisdiction is safer because of your willingness to put yourself in harm's way, standing between the citizens you swore to protect, and the evil that exists. Thank you for helping to make America a safer place. You live on in our memories as you continue to inspire. Time will never diminish our respect. You have not been forgotten, my brother. You will always be remembered. God bless you Frank, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania

November 10, 2013

Frank:
It has been almost twenty years that you made the ultimate sacrifice. Please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please know that many young officers have been told about the honorable man that you are. Thank you for your sacrifice.

It is my distinct honor to be riding in your memory on The Road to Hope Tour, sponsored by Law Enforcement United. The ride will start in Chesapeake Bay Virginia and end at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC.

May God continue to bless your family and fellow officers.
Rest in Peace my brother, we have the watch down here.
Lieutenant James A. Mariano SHPD.

Lieutenant James A. Mariano
Shaker Heights Police Department

April 5, 2013

Every year on this day I think of you. I remember it like it was yesterday. We were so young...and that's how you will forever be in the eyes of everyone who knew you.

Jennifer Panza
Former McKeesport Police Officer

November 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 those who love and miss you. I am sorry your family had to endure the ordeal of two trials in their quest for justice. Rest In Peace, Frank.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2009

Frank, Thank you for serving and giving your life while serving and protecting us. I did not know you, however you are my hero and an inspiration to me. I know your father and he is a great friend to me and a great man. He shares stories about you and is very supportive of my dreams of being a law enforcement officer. Your father hunts on my families land and he presented me with a gift that is very important to me. Your father gave me a belt that you had wore on duty. Your father also presented me with your handcuffs which I plan to one day carry with myself in the line of duty. Both of these gifts I hold very dear to my heart. Thank you again Frank for serving and paying the ultimate price while protecting us and Thank You for being my inspiration and my HERO. Thanks!

William Shreve
Friend of Parents

April 2, 2009

Frank, I can't believe that its been almost 15 yrs that we went to the academy together. I just remember how good hearted you were when we met. I was younger than you and you were always there to help me out. You left us so long ago, I had no idea how much it had affected me then and now. Every time I start thinking of those days, or something happens to remind me you always come to mind. I just wanted to say that you and your sacrafice has not been forgotten.

Sergeant Eric Churilla
Pittsburgh Police Department

January 29, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 15, 2008

Rest in peace always and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

November 5, 2007

I remember being called in to work extra that day. I just can’t even conceptualize in to words how I felt that day. The whole thing didn’t seem real. Frank was a new officer so that meant that he walked the beat. When his beat was the one near our station he would stop in and have dinner with us when we cooked out. I remember how young I was in 1993 and how I had never been involved in an incident that had changed my life so much. My father was a police office for 25+ years so I already had a built in reverence and respect. Frank was a good guy and fun to be around at the EMS station just like most of the new officers were. Some of the guys that Frank started with hold positions of Detective and Lieutenant; I would only suspect that Frank would have been there with them had he been given the chance.

Paramedic Kevin Adams
City of McKeesport E.M.S.

October 25, 2007

While looking over the web site today, I looked at Frank's listing and was stunned to realize his tragic death happened over 13 years ago. It seems like a couple months ago at most. Although I didn't know him, he was my brother as all law enforcement officers are. May we never forget hsi courage and devotion to duty that cost him his life. I'm sure he watches over all of us, and asks God to see us safely home after our watch. Rest easy Frank, we're still on patrol.

Ptlm. Max Bellard
Heidelberg Police Dept.

March 2, 2007

Thank you for your bravery and courage always and may you always watch over your brother and sister officers from above.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 10, 2006

Frank, I worked with you when you were in Ocean City. You were in my group. I was sorry to hear of your passing. Rest in Peace.
Eddy

Sgt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff Maryland

March 30, 2005

You will never be forgotten my friend. DRK

June 22, 2004

Frank: Your time here on the force was brief but your memory has not been forgotten. Those of us who knew you and worked along side of you still speak of you often. Your spirit still walks the beat and rides along with us on every call. Rest in Peace, Frank, and know that you are not and never will be forgotten. Captain Roberta A. Harrigan - McKeesport Police Department 11/4/02

Captain Roberta A. Harrigan
McKeesport Police Department

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