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Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, April 17, 1972

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Reflections for Corrections Sergeant Brent Miller

Sgt. Miller,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisiana. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

April 17, 2022

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

April 17, 2021

Rest in peace Corrections Sergeant Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2020

Brent Miller was my uncle. My mom and the rest of the family did everything they could to see justice served. In the end it just wasn't enough and the last murderer was set free. I never got to meet him but he was loved by all that knew him.

Brooke Summers
Niece & MSgt Louisiana State Penitentiary Emergency Medical Services

August 15, 2018

I had no clue of your death until reading about it here. I've worked in Pine 1 and had no idea. Rest In Peace brother.

Corrections Officer Adam Tarver
Dixon Correctional Institute

January 9, 2017

Rest in peace.

R. Postma
Internet Citizen

October 19, 2013

I am a Sergeant for the Colorado Department of Corrections and I am proud to call you Brother. Rest well and be at peace. The man responsible for your death has passed today. Count is clear and all is secure. God bless.

Sergeant Allen
Colorado Department of Corrections

October 4, 2013

When dealing with dangerous, deranged, and callous men and women it is the thankless job of corrections officers and police to stand for justice. They do the job for little pay and even less appreciation. When a brave officer is killed only the killer has rights. I heard one of the killers of Corrections Officer Brent Miller was released today. My only solace is knowing that this murderer spent 41years in solitary and will go to face a much more just judge, the judge of all men, very soon. I don't know where Officer Millers family is today but I pray they found peace. Good Night!

Law enforcement brother

October 2, 2013

Sergeant Miller, thank you so much for your heroic service not only to the state of Louisiana but to the entire country. It is disgusting that as of now, your killer has been released and gone free to serve his final days with family and friends - something you were never given the opportunity to do.

My thoughts are and will be with your family, friends, co-workers, agency, and all the good people who were lucky enough to have known you. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

October 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

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

April 17, 2012

"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 2, 2008

not forgotten

April 17, 2005

Thanks you for your service. May God continue to bless yor family, friends and department.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police

April 17, 2005

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