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West Des Moines Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IA, USA
Born: Feb. 05, 1969  
Fallen: Aug. 03, 2016
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: West Des Moines Police Dept. - IA
250 Mills Civic Pkwy  
West Des Moines, IA   50265   USA
(515)222-3321
County: Polk
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Motorcycle
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 155
On The Job: 26 years
Bio: Shawn Glenn Miller was born February 5, 1969, in Des Moines, Iowa to Jerry and Mary (Glenn) Miller. He grew up in West Des Moines and attended Dowling High School, graduating in the class of 1987. Shawn pursued his education at Upper Iowa University earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree, and was most recently attending Drake University to fulfill a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

Following his graduation at Dowling High School, Shawn proudly served his country in the Iowa National Guard #186 as a Military Police Officer. His overseas deployments consisted of time spent in northern Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Desert Storm.

On March 18, 1990, Shawn was united in marriage to Shannon Renee Wolfkill. The couple made their home in West Des Moines and have been blessed with three children, Samantha, Shawn, and Seth.

Shawn began his career as a correctional officer at the Iowa Correctional Institution before becoming a 26-year veteran of the West Des Moines Police Department; where he was most recently receiving a promotion to Sergeant on August 19. His mission was to serve his community and treat others with the respect they deserve, never judge people, and equally serve his peers. Shawn's colleagues saw him as a strong leader who was willing to help anyone. Everyone at the West Des Moines Police Department, local law enforcement, and all public servants will miss his leadership and strong involvement within law enforcement.

Away from his career, Shawn was a member of the VFW Post 9127, American Legion, Teamster Local #238, Iowa State Police Association, Police Benevolent Association, and served as a Firearms, Taser, and RAID instructor.

Most of all, Shawn loved spending time with Shannon and his three children. They have many timeless memories fishing, playing cards, horseback riding, and traveling as a family.

Survived by:
Shannon - Wife
Children
Samantha (Shane) Fryhoff, Shawn Jr. (Brittany) Miller, and Seth Miller

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: US 169 IA   USA   Wed. Aug. 03, 2016
Summary: Sergeant Shawn Miller was killed in a motorcycle crash while returning from court after testifying in a hit-and-run case at the Dallas County Courthouse.

He was traveling on Highway 169 when another vehicle turned left in front of him at the junction with I-80. Sergeant Miller was unable to avoid a collision and struck the side of the vehicle.

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