MAITLAND, Fla -- Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma and others in a video tribute today remembered Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Maitland Boulevard at the intersection with Gateway Drive, while attempting to make a traffic stop.
"December 26th is a somber day for all of us at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office," Lemma said. "Seven years ago on this day, we lost one of our most dedicated deputies in the line of duty, Matt Miller. As we take time to pay tribute to Matt in this video, his family asks that we remember all of those law enforcement officers who willingly assume personal risk day-in-and-day-out to keep us safe."
Deputy Miller had activated his emergency equipment and was attempting to catch up to a speeding vehicle when the driver of a car made a left-hand turn in front of him, causing a collision. Miller was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 53 years old.
Deputy Miller was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was employed with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for 24 years and had previously worked as a patrol cop with the Longwood Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and siblings.
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