In Memory of Deputy Eddie Miller

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Mommylisa, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Mommylisa

    Mommylisa Well-Known Member

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    Putnam County Deputy Miller, 24, was killed instantly late Tuesday night (Dec 5, 2006) when he was hit head on by a drunk driver. :Bawling: Please say a prayer for his family, fiancee, friends and co-workers when you read this poem written in his memory.

    Eddie's Eternity
    Dr. Wayne Harrison

    A cold dark night on a country road,
    A star was shining bright;
    It wasn't a star that God had made,
    But one being worn with delight.

    However, the badge on the uniforom,
    Doesn't really make the man;
    It's the character from within,
    That's developed by the Master's plan.

    A mother's love, a father's joy,
    Has brought him to this day;
    When he could listen to the words,
    And hear his Savior say;

    Welcome home Deputy Miller,
    You may now come in;
    Discard your earthly uniform,
    Lay up your shield of tin.

    Your work on earth is over,
    A crown of life you won;
    Your assignment fodr eternity,
    Is with the Father's son.


    Eddie was not only a deputy, but also a patrol officer for the city of Winfield, a volunteer fire fighter for Winfield Fire Department, a Sergant with the National Guard, and a volunteer for any other duties asked of him by his community.

    Eddie truely loved what he was doing; protecting his community. He was well liked and loved by all those who knew him. At his funeral, the family asked that we give thanks to all the officers that work everyday to make our world safe. Next time you see an officer, please thank him/her in memory of Deputy Eddie Miller.
     
  2. roadless

    roadless Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am so sorry for the senseless loss of Deputy Eddie Miller, they say the brightest star burns the quickest....... :grouphug:
     

  3. frogmammy

    frogmammy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ...and would that be Putnam County MO, TN, or IN?

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  4. Tonya

    Tonya Guest

    IL has a Putnam Co, too.
     
  5. jer

    jer Well-Known Member

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    I believe it is in West Virginia.
     
  6. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

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    So sorry.....drunk drivers when are they going to learn???
     
  7. AR Cattails

    AR Cattails Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is so sad. Tears came to my eyes as I read this.
     
  8. Becca65

    Becca65 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear this, makes me sad.. my best friend was killed in a drunk driving accident, she was only 30.. but she made the decision to ride with her b/f he was driving and drunk, went off the road and struck a tree, she died of massive head injuries :(
    I hate drunk driver!! wish they would learn.
     
  9. farmhome5

    farmhome5 Well-Known Member

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    My family's thoughts and prayers go out to this young mans family and friends. There are not many people that would have risked their own lives the way this young man did everyday for people he didn't even know. He was a rare breed in this day and age. It's not often we meet true reflections of Christ. I'm sure he is shining in God's light at the end of his journey and heard the words, Well done my good and faithful servant.
     
  10. ShortSheep

    ShortSheep Well-Known Member

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    God bless Dep. Miller & his family. God bless our police.
     
  11. FiddleKat

    FiddleKat Mother,Artist, Author Supporter

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    Prayers and thoughts!