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Penn. Officer Killed On Duty in Traffic Accident

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April 19, 2004

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Penn. Officer Killed On Duty in Traffic Accident

Officer Down: Sgt. James Miller - [Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania]


An Upper Dublin Township, Penn. police officer was killed in a traffic accident at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. James Miller, 55, was on duty in an unmarked white SUV at the time of the accident. Officials said Miller was on his way to another accident.

The area was closed off Tuesday morning and traffic was diverted from the area near Routes 63 and 152.

Video from a helicopter showed part of the SUV's front end missing as a result of the accident.

At a mid-morning press conference, police said Miller was a 28-year veteran of the force and had served in the military in the Middle East.

He was also a well-known volunteer in his local community, and was married with two children, police said.

Miller is the first Upper Dublin officer to lose his life in the line of duty.

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