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Pilot Morley Lester Miller

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1984

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Reflections for Pilot Morley Lester Miller

Dad, just when your mannerisms begin to fade from my memory, my sons will walk a certain way, make an expression or clench their jaw as you did. It is in those precious moments I see you again. I am so thankful your sense of humor has been passed down to our kids. You were a great dad. I can’t believe it’s been 26 years...Tempus Fugit.

To all Law Enforcement, thank you for your service. Embrace today as tomorrow is not promised.

Carri Miller Elliott

Carri Miller Elliott

March 22, 2020

Morley and I served together as Pilots with the Air support Branch El Paso; we also attended the Advanced Patrol Officers Class - I believe the last one in Washington, DC before that training was moved to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA. Morley was a conscientious supervisor and an enthusiastic pilot.

Greg Lawson, former US Customs Pilot
Retired Medical Officer, US Bureau of Prisons; LTC Retired, USAF

February 2, 2019

I never got to meet you, but i know you were an amazing pilot, husband, father, and would have made an amazing grand father.

Love You


July 28, 2013

Morley was my good friend and radio car partner for LASD in Antelope Valley. CA. We were partners for over two years and had many "interesting" experiences. I miss him.

Ed Padias
Retired Cmdr. LASD

April 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

Though your sacrifice was made years ago, your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 20, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Pilot Miller,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow Border Patrol Agent


October 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 17, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 20, 2004

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