Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Thomas Miller

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, July 21, 1986

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Richard Thomas Miller

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 21, 2020

Today, March 17, 2017, your beloved wife, Betty Miller is forever with you in Heaven.

Angela Halcomb
Friend (Survivor)

March 13, 2017

Rest in peace and may god bless you

Pfc. J.P.

July 21, 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 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 21, 2010

Officer Miller, It is always a shame to read about a fellow officer losing their life in the line of duty. Rest in Peace. You were highlighted in the Always Remembered section and I stopped to look at your reflection because of the name similarities. I was also taken back some when I saw your EOW date, July 21st is my birthday as well.

It is a sad thing when your life was intentionally taken away from you and your murderer got only 20 years in prison. I hope your family realizes that you are still looking out for them.

Rest safely, we'll take if from here.

Officer Richard P. Miller
Central City Police Department, CO

September 5, 2009

God Bless Officer Miller's family, friends and BPD, Ofc. Richard Thomas Miller will never be forgotten!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

December 16, 2008

"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 11, 2008

You wre a fixture at the old Memorial Stadium at Oriole and Colt games. There is not a person who has ever met you that was not impressed by what a kind and caring human being you were. You would go any length to help someone, especially a brother police officer. You are missed and your name comes up in regular conversations that us old timers have about days gone by. Rest in peace with the Lord, Dickie!

Retired Officer David Eastman
Baltimore Police Department

March 29, 2007

Wish you were here! I know things would be much different if you were....I love you always! xoxoxoxoxoxo =)


December 4, 2006

Rest in peace

Gary Dunsmore

September 29, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

What an absolute joke. 20 years to life for running down a police officer.

Where's the justice here? I guess there is none. It was not time for Dick Miller to go.He had a lot of things to do yet.

Bruce Ellison

July 12, 2005

I served on the jury that convicted your killer. Just wanted you to know it was on of the inspirations in me becoming a police officer. You served a long time, I hope you rest well.


July 29, 2004

What a tragic and senseless death.

Rest in peace my brother in blue.


Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.