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Patrolman Phillip Allen Miller

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1983

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Reflections for Patrolman Phillip Allen Miller

Patrolman Miller, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2019

Phil was my very favorite cousin. Our mothers were sisters. There are not words to express the loss his family has suffered. The older I get, the more excited I become for that great reunion day in Heaven. I am thankful for the men and women who answer their calling by wearing their badge.

Tabitha Wrinkle

December 13, 2018

Phil, I had just arrived home from dispatching P.M.'s that night when I got the news. I have so many memories of you, however the most prominent I remember to this day was the kindness that you showed my Mother who's car broke down and you were working an off-duty job. You took the time to help her out, said we knew each other and from that day forward she couldn't stop talking about you. As with many of us, her heart was broken when she received the news about you. Mom passed away August 31, 2017 however up to that very day when we were together she would remember and speak of your kindness. A true Policeman you were, and set an example for many of us to follow. God bless my friend.

P.O. Phillip Stockard - Retired

March 11, 2018

Phil, A young man is researching you right now as he considers a career in law enforcement. Your example of service, duty and family are never forgotten.

Joe McHale
Chief of Police, Marion Iowa KCMO PD (ret.)

January 18, 2018

My friend, my next-door neighbor growing up and my classmate all through grade school and high school. I still think of you and our times together with very fond memories. I miss you and will always remember you. I am proud and honored to have called you my friend. I hope your family is well. May God bless your family as he has blessed all of us that knew you.

Paul Beitling

July 27, 2015

I knew Phil well, both as one of his adjunct academy instructors and as a co-worker and friend. Two nights before his death, Phil requested a CSI unit to process a burglary scene. I received the call. As on other occasions, it was also a chance for Phil and I to laugh and talk, to generally catch up on each other's life. Two nights later, as a CSI detective, I was involved in his murder investigation. It was a cruel reminder of the cost that this job can exact when we least expect it. Walk well, my Brother.

Donnie Bowerman, Detective (Ret.)
Kansas City, MO, Police Department

December 13, 2013

After all these years I have not forgotten Phillip, or his wife, who I worked with at the time he was killed in the line of duty. Many heartfelt thanks to a true hero who gave all to protect others. I pray all is well with his family today. Blessings from our Heavenly Father,

Jackie Brewer (was DuVal)
Family friend

December 21, 2012

I lived across the street from where Officer Miller died. I heard the gunshot. My husband and Officer Miller's partner were the first on the scene. I will never forget that night. A hero died protecting my neighborhood. Thank You Officer Miller and I will never forget you were taken unfairly and way too soon.

Debby Tangblade...

December 18, 2012

Phil was my first best friend. We were neighborhood friends before kindergarten. Phil, Greg, my brother Chris and all the neighboorhood kids played together on the corner in the old neighboorhood at 35th & Wyoming. Phil was a great guy and a good friend. We moved away in 1969 and I only saw him once at a Southwest / Westport football game after that. We had kids about the same age when I read about him in the papers. I have fond memories of him from my earliest of times and I miss him.

Conrad jones friend

July 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011


I remember long practice sessions on the wrestling team at Westport High with you. You were quiet and all business and just a good guy. When I learned of your death I was living in North Dakota and deeply saddened by the news of your passing. You were so young and the loss to your family must have been devastating. I have thought of you often over the years... of the sacrifice you made and the man you would have become. Just last night I was telling a friend about you and it prompted me to do a search and see if I could find any information about you. I was so pleased to find this site as it is a fitting tribute to you and other police officers taken in the line of duty. You will always live on in my memory as a strong young man, dedicated to your family and driven by a sense of purpose that many of us can't duplicate if we live to be one hundred. So well done my friend.


Major Mike Stock
USAF - High School Friend

October 28, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

"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

December 6, 2007

Today I met your partner who was with you that fateful night. She described what happened, and even after more than 20 years, I saw the emotion and pain on her face. You are a true hero; thank you for your service.

Colorado State Patrol

April 17, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Patrolman Miller, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

December 13, 2006

I met you through a friend that worked at Metro Patrol Div. with you. I talked with you when ever I saw you while making prisoner transfers from Metro back to Grandview. You always made me feel welcomed. I was working the night you were killed. We had radio's in our cars back then where we could monitor Metro and South zones. I heard you get the prowler call to the school and your foot chase then the rest of the bad news. I can't understand why things happen this way however I can say it was an honor to of met you. You were a good cop and loved what you did. It was a shame you were taken from us so early in your career. I think about you and the other greater Kansas City area officers that were taken from us in the line of duty from time to time during the last 23 years of my career. Phil, I will always remember that awful night when you left us. Rest in peace Officer Phil Miller and contiue to watch over us here in the Kansas City area.
P.O. Randy Ellis
Grandview, Missouri Police Department

P.O. Randy Ellis
Grandview Missouri Police Dept.

March 16, 2004

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