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Brewster Bill Honoring Fallen McKeesport Police Officer Approved by Committee
On April 1, 2014
HARRISBURG, April 1, 2014 – Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) legislation that would honor the memory of McKeesport Police Officer Frank Miller, Jr. was reported from the Senate Transportation Committee today with a unanimous vote.
Miller, 25, was killed in a gun battle while on duty in McKeesport on November 10, 1993. Brewster’s bill would designate the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge off-ramp (State Ramp 8086), leading to Route 148 in McKeesport as the “Officer Frank Miller, Jr. Memorial Ramp.”
“Officer Miller was a good man and a great police officer,” Brewster said. “I’m proud to have known him and proud to honor his name this way.”
Miller was a 1986 graduate of Franklin Regional High School. He graduated with a degree in criminology from the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania in 1991, and also completed the Allegheny Police Academy.
“Frank Miller is still admired and respected by McKeesport’s citizens, along with those who knew and worked with him,” Brewster said.
Brewster, who previously served as mayor of McKeesport, credited Miller’s parents with donating money for the first bulletproof vest purchased under the Allegheny County Law Enforcement’s “Adopt-A-Cop” program, in 1994.
The legislation, Senate Bill 1225, now moves to the Senate floor for consideration.
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