Topekans say farewell to Chief Miller


TOPEKA (KSNT) – It was a special goodbye for Topeka’s Chief of Police.

Dozens filled Heritage Hall to wish former Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller well in his new job.

His last day on the job was July 30th. In March President Barack Obama nominated him to serve as the U.S. Marshal for Kansas.

Miller was hired in the fall of 2006. Before coming to Topeka, he served 34 years with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Miller said various agencies have worked well together to help keep Topeka safe.

“The collaboration that we have between the sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office has been amazing, so to the citizens of the community I would say they have every reason to be proud of this community and it’s certainly a great place and it’s been my honor to be chief here.”

The Marine ROTC drill team was on hand for the reception.

The two finalists to take over Millers job are the current Interim Chief Tony Kirk and James Brown, the assistant police chief for the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.

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