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11-18-07, 12:18 AM #1Corporal
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Officer John Miller R.I.P.
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Flags at the state Capitol are being flown at half-staff for a Dublin California Highway Patrol officer who died in a vehicle collision Friday night just north of Livermore, officials with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced Saturday.
At about 9:15 p.m., Officer John Miller was traveling southbound on North Livermore Avenue about a mile north of Interstate Highway 580 while trying to locate a suspected impaired driver, according to CHP Officer Steve Creel.
The 32-year-old Lodi resident approached a sharp curve in the road, lost control of his vehicle and fatally struck a tree, Creel said.
"Maria and I join all Californians in mourning the loss of Officer Miller who gave his life in the line of duty while honorably protecting his fellow citizens," Schwarzenegger said in a prepared statement. "California's law enforcement officers protect our communities day in and day out and words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for their service and sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Miller's loved ones as they mourn the loss of a son, father, friend and fellow officer."
The suspected impaired driver was arrested near Greenville Road shortly after the fatal collision, according to Creel.
Miller had been with Dublin CHP since he graduated from the CHP academy in March. He is survived by his wife Stephanie and a son and a daughter.
11-18-07, 01:25 AM #2
RIP...too many down this year500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.
11-18-07, 02:22 AM #3
Rest in peace, Officer Miller.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
11-18-07, 02:30 AM #4
Rest in peace brother.
Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer. --Al Bundy
11-18-07, 02:35 AM #5
11-18-07, 04:15 AM #6
Rest in peace.
11-18-07, 09:05 AM #7
RIP young brother. St Michael has taken another soldier to stand by his side............You career was all too short.Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
[George Washington (1732 - 1799)]
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