Reserve Deputy Tracy Lee Miles

Photo of Reserve Deputy Tracy Lee Miles
End of Watch: Fri, May 28th, 1999
Date of Incident: Fri, May 28th, 1999
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle (Accidental)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 40


Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles was killed after being struck by a camper van while talking to a driver on the side of Interstate 65.

Reserve Deputy Miles was patrolling the highway and stopped to place a police removal notice on an abandoned vehicle. On his return patrol he noticed the driver of the abandoned vehicle attaching a tow rope to it. He stopped again, asked the driver for identification, and was standing next to the door of the vehicle when the camper van struck him. As the vehicle approached Reserve Deputy Miles was able to push the driver out of the way, saving his life and causing him to receive only a broken leg. The impact threw him 126 feet down the roadway and he received multiple internal injuries.

The driver of the van stopped immediately and offered his assistance.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Johnson County Sheriff's Office Patch
VanLear Police Department Patch
1091 Hospital Road
Franklin, Indiana 46131
(317) 736-5155


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