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Trooper Garland Matthew Miller
End of Watch: June 13, 1963
Division V - York County

 

     Today and always, the Virginia State Police Family Remembers and Honors the Service and Dedication of Trooper Garland Matthew Miller. Like the Eagle on a Trooper's Badge, Trooper Miller always soared high searching for crime in all its forms to protect the citizens he served. He strived always to make his community, state and country a safer place in which to live.

     Tragically, on June 13, 1963, Trooper Garland Miller was injured in a motor vehicle crash on Route 168 (modern-day I-64) in York County, three miles west of Williamsburg. Trooper Miller was training a newly hired Trooper when the accident occurred. Trooper Miller succumbed to his injuries becoming the 25th Virginia State Police Trooper to make the Ultimate Sacrifice while performing his official duties.

     Trooper Miller is a true Virginia Hero for the way he lived and served. Trooper Garland Miller served and protected the Citizens of Virginia as a Virginia State Police Trooper for 7 years. He was also a military veteran. He served as a member of the 503rd Military Airborne Police Battalion.

     Trooper Garland Matthew Miller is remembered as a “real gentleman,” by retired Virginia Superintendent of State Police William F. Corvello, who worked with Trooper Miller, and spearheaded the initiative to name the Barlow Road overpass that crosses Interstate 64 in Upper York County the Trooper Garland Matthew Miller Memorial Bridge in his honor.

     His memory lives and his service stands as an inspiration for all that follow him.

     Thank you Trooper Garland Miller for your loyal service and dedication to serving and protecting your fellow man.

Rest in Peace Brother!