Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Louis L. Miller, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 11, 1987

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Reflections for Detective Louis L. Miller, Jr.

Louie was my training Officer in 1984. There is no way to count how many cops lives he saved by the way he trained them. And there is no way to measure the amount of crime he prevented by the way he trained those cops!! Great American! Great Cop! Great Man!! RIP BROTHER!!

Michael Maiorini Det. 2nd Grade Ret.

March 12, 2024


Detective Jim Kelly

March 12, 2024

I remember Louie Miller. He was a Marine. He served in either WW II or Korea, possibly both. He was truly Brooklyn’s version of John Wayne!
His best friend in the 70 was Bowser.
Bowser was an enormous yellow dog. He and Louie shared an immense dislike for criminals. Bowser like Louie was nearing retirement age. He functioned as a 4 legged station house security officer.

Michael Gilmartin Retired Lieutenant

February 24, 2024

I remember Louie Miller. He was a Marine. He served in either WW II or Korea, possibly both. He was truly Brooklyn’s version of John Wayne!
His best friend in the 70 was Bowser.
Bowser was an enormous yellow dog. He and Louie shared an immense dislike for criminals. Bowser like Louie was nearing retirement age. He functioned as a 4 legged station house security officer.

Michael Gilmartin Ret LT

February 24, 2024

RIP!!! I was in the police academy the day you were Murdered ! Never had the pleasure to meet you .from those who did know you ….You were a Legend ! May GOD hold you in the palm of his hand !!!

Ret po Mortimer Keane

October 31, 2023

growing up as young kid id bklyn living on lawrence ave officer miller b4 he became a det reminded me of the duke (JOHN WAYNE) is size his demeaner being a kid ill remember this one time i walked into 70 as a 12yr old the just finished elementary school louie was finishing his shift ready to go he called upstairs we talked dont much of the convo but he loved being a nypd because until the day i die ill remember what he told me ill quote him they will never take me off this job. det louie miller rest in peace you were a beautiful soul and a inspiration to those rookies and future cops you taught

knew det louie miller as a kid living on lawrence ave

January 25, 2023

I was working for EMS from 1981 to 1983 when I meet Lou on aided calls. He would always say hello, how are you doing. He always remembered my shield number to put on the aided cards. He told me once he would put down my number on the card even if I wasn't on that call. I didn't get to see him when I got on the job in 1984. I wish I could have seen him and told him how I use to be with EMS and how he used my shield number. He was one hell if a guy, I just wish I git to know him better. I always missed his smile.

Ret. P. O. Charles O'Pray

March 11, 2022

I was working in NSU the day Louis (The Commander)was killed. If you were on a foot post he pull up and give you a charms lollipop. When they put you in a car with Louis you knew you were out there to do police work and not give out summonses you were making a collar. Louis walked me and every cop who was lucky enough to be in NSU 10 through their first collar.

James A. Hand

January 23, 2022

Rest in peace Detective Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 11, 2020

Det. Miller,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

March 11, 2020

Detective Miller was my FTO the same time he was killed, I happened to be off that day, he was the best training officer (well him and detective Simone both were our FTO's, well we called it NSU training officers than. Thank you detective MILLER. I still have our memorial name plate (that we were FORCED to not wear. Thanks to you and your family . God bless.

PO Ursomanno

January 12, 2020

Detective Miller was one of my FTO's he was an incredible man and Police Officer any " Rookie " who was fortunate enough to be trained by Louie carried his ethics and knowledge of the job with him or her for the rest of their career. detective Miller was and remains the epitome of what a law enforcement officer should be !! MY life is that much richer having known him and having the honor and privilege of working beside him !

Police officer Don Cossean

March 12, 2018

30th Anniversary in heaven. Never forgotten...

RIP Detective Miller.


March 11, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. No one can take the title 'New York City Police Officer" away from you. You paid for it with your blood and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 11, 2017

The commander, I was lucky enough to know and be trained by Det. Miller in 1983. After nsu10 I continued in the 61 pct. I also remember Sgt Wallace who wound up making captain. He deserved it, but working 70 G trained me to always CYA. I remember his funeral we were outside for what felt like hours. Our feet and bones freezing as Ocean Ave. filled up with more officers than could be seen. The freezing rain of March showed that God was mad for a lowlife burglar to shoot him down in an elevator. After a while we were allowed in to talk to Vera,his wife and said he went the way he was meant to. You will b missed always!

Sgt Joseph Moccio (ret)
NYPD trained by Det. Miller

May 17, 2016

I remember riding with Louie on a late spring day when the Brooklyn South Mounted Unit was getting the horses out near Manhattan Beach. We stopped to pet them and say hello to the Mounted Cops, both of whom knew Louie very well. You could tell what high esteem they held him in. He loved those horses very much and he was very happy and smiling. Sometimes he could be a little grumpy until he got some black coffee into his system and had a few Marlboro 100's. He was a real throw back and thoroughly enjoyed the job. I feel very proud and privileged to have been trained by this man. I think it gave me the dedication to finish my 20 and walk away when I had enough. I credit him for my interpersonal skills in dealing with people. He could talk to anyone and I enjoyed watching him talk French to an older Haitian lady when she was sick and we were waiting for an ambulance. He just made her feel good and tried to cheer her up. When I got to the 28 pct in Harlem i was always kind and polite to the older folks and they would feed us good info by calling the precinct and telling us where the drugs were. his way worked. God bless him and all those who rode with him.

PO William M. Roth
NYPD 1985-91; Village of Sands Point 1991-2007

March 18, 2015

I was working in BSTF "Borough Crime" on the day "The Commander" responded to that burglary on Ocean Ave. We were responding as well. I can still hear his voice telling Central that his car was at the location. When 7-0 RIP put over that shots were fired and mos were shot, it was a shock to the system. We knew that it was Louie Miller and his NSU team that was inside that building. Time seemed to stand still as we ran up the street, and another Task Force car arrived and helped Louie and tried to get him to the hospital. But it was too late.
We located a witness and a description was put over the radio. Some sharp 6-7 guys found those cretins in about five minutes. They did a great job.
But we were all numb on the scene at Ocean and Dorchester (812 I believe). We all knew that this was a legend of the police department, of the NYPD. We all knew him as a great man and an excellent role model for all young cops, and I was one of them. He taught so many young cops how to handle themselves and to be effective. It was hard to believe at that time that he was gone. And that day is still very real to me, all these years later.
We were lucky to know him and to be exposed to his great personality and experience. We were all numb but we were all in awe of the way Louie Miller died; He died with his boots on, doing the job he loved. It was an honor to merely work in the same police department with a man that dedicated. RIP.

Det. Brendan Finn (Retired)

March 12, 2015

It seems men like Louie Miller grace our lives only once. To know the type of man you were is reflected in the words of love and respect by those who knew you. Rest easy sir, the 2000 + officers you trained have the watch.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

February 28, 2015

I was a young Sergeant in 1982 when I was transferred to NSU 10. I remember this big old bear of a man walking over to me and welcoming me into the unit. "Louie Miller" he said, "I'll be in your squad boss".
Over the course of the next five (5) years I had the pleasure and honor of working alongside this MAN. Louie was fiercely loyal to the rookies in our unit. He referred to them as "His Kids" The more willing they were to toss their lunch out the window of the radio car when a job came over, the more he liked them. He rewarded his kids with lollipops. More than once, while on patrol, I would find one of the kids walking a foot post in a tough neighborhood, sucking on a lollipop. I'd get annoyed and tell them to get rid of it. I'm sure they stuck it back in their mouth as soon as I drove away. I use to talk to Louie about this and he would just laugh. Louie Miller had a spine of steel, a heart of gold and a pocketful of lollipops for his kids.
Louie would be just about 90 now. I'll be 70 on my next birthday. His kids are now in their late 40's to their mid 60's.
I took off on that terrible day in March 1987. I wish I hadn't. I was watching the news when the phone rang. I rode out to Massapequa Park to meet the Employee Relations LT Jim King and the Dept Chaplin. We went to notify his wife, sweet Vera, of what happened.
I recently found out that sweet Vera has passed. She lived well into her 90's. She's back together with her sweetheart.
I find it amazing that more than twenty seven years after his death tears are rolling down my face as I am writing this.
I loved Louie Miller!

Retired Captain Jim Wallace

October 20, 2014

I only knew him personally for a couple of weeks. He was a kind and truly nice person. Before becoming part of the 70th Precinct, I lived in the area when I was a teenager. I remember Louie as he road with his partner in 70 Frank back in the 60s.

On that day, I was the Sergeant on patrol and the first car on the scene after the incident.


August 25, 2014

You gave your all ! You will never be forgotten ! Thank you sir !

Retired 2000

July 17, 2013

26 years-not forgotten.

RIP Commander


March 11, 2013

Louie "No MEAL" Miller, THE COMMANDER, You were and will ALWAYS be the BEST Training Officer. I will never forget what you meant and taught me and many personnel of the N.Y.C. Police Department !!! My Special Friend !!! Always Missed and Remembered !!!

Retired P.O. Anthony Guglielmi

October 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. The lessons you taught all the officers you trained have been carried on and will again be carried on through more generations of New York's finest.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memoireis and devotion to their Commander through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 11, 2012

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