Remembering Sgt. Miller, Upper Dublin Police Department, killed in the line of duty 20 years ago on April 20

Sergeant James R. Miller, a 28-year member of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department, died in the line of duty on April 20, 2024.

Miller was killed in an automobile accident on Dreshertown Road, near Welsh Road, while responding to the scene of another accident at approximately 4:15 am, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

After serving in the Upper Dublin Police Department for seven years, Sergeant Miller was appointed to Patrol Sergeant and served as a Sergeant for twenty-one years.

He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the War on Terrorism. 

Following a Fallen Hero Plaque dedication in 2007, then-Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro announced House Bill 1116, designating the portion of Dreshertown Road between Welsh Road and Limekiln Pike, the scene of the accident, as the “Sergeant James R. Miller Memorial Highway”.

“I am honored to be a part of the effort to pay tribute to Sergeant Miller by sponsoring this legislation. He clearly left a big impact on this community and this is a special way for the community to remember his sacrifice,” Shapiro said in 2007.

“Sergeant Miller’s dedication to his community, his country and his family demonstrated the core values that all members of the Upper Dublin Police Department strive to attain,” Marilyn Miller posted today.

Photos: Marilyn Miller