John Raymond Miller
Indiana State Police
Monday, September 5, 1955

Age: 35
Served: 14 years
Badge #:
Panel 16E, Line 10
Panel L28, Line 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Aircraft accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, September 5, 1955
05:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
U.S. 52 near Lebanon
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette

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   Sergeant John Miller was killed when the plane he was aboard crashed.

   He was assigned to an Indiana National Guard plane to patrol the highways for traffic violators for the Labor Day holiday. As the plane was flying at a low altitude over U.S. 52 south of Lebanon, it banked too sharply at a low speed and plummeted into a farm field.

   The crash caused the aircraft to burst into flames, badly burning and killing both Sergeant Miller and the 34-year-old male military pilot aboard the aircraft.

   Sergeant Miller, from Lafayette, was assigned to the Lafayette post. He was survived by his wife, daughter and sister.

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