Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, June 9, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Miller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 27, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 32nd anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 9, 2018

To the "citizen" asking about his mother... Dorothy would have been his Aunt... Alice Lorraine was his mother.

Kara G

August 16, 2017

I thought I new his mother, I might be wrong
was her name Dorothy? I am still moved by the story and have visited the park by lexington today, but I remember seeing the memorial on first street near light rail thanks

reserves santa clara

June 8, 2017

Miss you Doug, just thinking about you and Paul today. I just found this page didn't know about it till now. It's always a mystery to me why two of the best deputies we had were taken so young. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. David Notari (RET)
Santa Clara County Sheriff

August 2, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 9, 2015

I cannot believe it's been 27+ years since we lost Doug. He was a beat partner, a friend, a neighbor and my wife's classmate. We shared our locker area at the West Side Station in Saratoga. I was off duty that night and remember my father calling me to see if I was alright. When I called ops and learned of this tragedy, all I could do was cry. I vividly remember being honored to be selected as a pall bearer. I can still remember the car ride and how sad we all were. Miss you my brother.

Peter Evangel, Retired Deputy
Santa Clara County S/O

December 31, 2014

Hey Doug...

Hard to believe so much time has passed since I stopped in here. What a lovely surprise to see Bill and Gene Lynes and read their kind remembrances! Well, what a sad time for us, having to say good-bye to Mom just after New Year's, and sending her across the Great Divide to you and Dad. My heart is in shreds, the family 50-50 now...half on your side, half on ours...

We made it to your park this year, took Peg, Becky, and Rachel out there. You'd love the girls, they are upright, outdoor loving, honest and fun. Sassy too. Our daughter, number 3, the one who was born the year you were taken, got married last year to a guy a lot like you. Loves the outdoors, is looking for a law enforcement career. I am scared to death of course! But I won't drop a discouraging word. He is so good for our little girl! I also got my first grandbaby this year, an adorable little boy. You'd love him, I know! You were so good with matt and sarah...

Anyway, sorry for rambling. Just want you to know you are always in our hearts, and now when we visit the cemetery we'll be coming with both Henry's for you and a lovely bottle of Port for's getting to be a real family home out there isn't it? What with all the grandparents, parents, cousins and all...

Missing you, loving you...

Your sis,


February 5, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace of 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 family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections, I hope to meet your family at a NORCAL COPS function one day.

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

June 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Miller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Doug was my best friend when I lived in Sunnyvale during the 60's. I lived across the street from him and was befriended by a boy 3 years older than myself who invited me to play with the older neighbors. What a tragic end to a great man's life. God bless you Doug. Love always, Bill

William Lynes

July 18, 2011

I knew Doug when i was a young boy. He was good friends with my brother. Last i saw him was years ago when he came to San Diego for the miltary. My memories of him was that he was a kind hearted soul. His giving of his own life to protect others is no surprise. He was a great man.

God bless his soul and the family he left behind.

Gene Lynes

Gene Lynes

June 19, 2011

Just visited Doug Miller Point at Lexington Resevior and learned of the sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Miller. It's a nice spot and quite appropriate for a man who loved the outdoors. Rest in peace, Doug, your work and sacrifice is and will always be appreciated.


March 29, 2011

Hey Doug,
Another year has turned and another holiday season passed without you. We miss you and think of you all the time. I was just sitting with L. in the living room looking at pictures we took during your last trip up to see us. That last fishing trip was a blast. In one of the pictures you and L were cleaning fish and making funny faces, the other shows you hugging the kids who idolized you.

Christmas always brings a lot of loved Christmas so much!

We think of you and miss you always...



Marilyn Beattie
Doug's little sister...

January 3, 2010

"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

September 20, 2007

Doug, I was glad to find this website and leave a brief remembrance--for your time with us was far too brief and our world is sadder without you. My memories of our service together and the enjoyable times bring a smile. Reading your name on this list, brings a love and best wishes to all your family and friends and we shall all meet again.

Bob H.

Bob Hedgpeth S/O (Ret.)
Santa Clara Co. Sheriff

March 12, 2006

Hi Doug.

I am thinking of you today, it is now exactly 19 years since you took that bullet that ushered you into God's presence, and it hardly seems possibly that so much time has passed. It feels like it was such a short time ago...

I am thankful to the family of another officer, Kevin Lamm from Fairbanks; I received a lovely note from his parents today, introducing themselves. I decided to look him up and found this site. I was both proud and sad to find you here as well.

How I wish you'd been able to be here for all the growing up the kids have done. You'd be so proud of them! And you never got to meet the two younger ones, remember number 3 was still on the way the year you visited. Matt and Sarah have grown into lovely young adults, "M" is in the Army now and "S" is in her third year at college. They talk of going into law enforcement and emergency services. But what can I say? It is an honorable profession and I'm grateful for all who serve in it. I keep my fear to myself, I want them to be happy in what they choose to do.

I miss you very much. I know I speak for all of us... for Mom, and N and P. Perhaps I'll come back and drop another line here soon. We know you are safe and well, for we know that though you are absent from the body, you *are* in the presence of the Lord...

With loving thoughts...


June 8, 2005

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