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Photograph: Constable Vernon Leslie Miller

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Constable Vernon Leslie Miller
Ontario Provincial Police

End of Watch: Friday, November 16, 1984

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: 16 years
Badge Number: 2399

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, November 16, 1984
Weapon Used: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable Miller was stationed at Matheson at the time of his death. Constable Miller was gunned down as he and a fellow officer were having coffee at a highway service station. A young man burst into the coffee shop at about 2:50 a.m. and opened fire with a 12 gauge shotgun. The gunman was disarmed by Constable Miller's partner and other customers. Two suspects in their 20's who were known to the police were in custody charged with the murder. There was no known motive for the killing.

The suspect who drove the vehicle was determined to have been forced to drive the vehicle and found not guilty. The shooter was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Constable Miller was a 16 year veteran of the force.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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