Condolences go out to the Miller family.
My first encounter with the late former Deputy Commissioner of Police was at the tender age of 17, a youngster from Williams Town, Exuma, at the police headquarters in Nassau in Mr. Miller's office.
I was given a document to sign pledging my allegiance to Queen and country, as a police officer. During the signing I broke Mr. Miller's gold tip pen. It was not a good moment.
I apologized to Mr. Miller and went out of his office feeling horrible about what had transpired. Mr. Miller came out of his office, saw me and said, "son it's okay, and I will get another pen."
That's when I saw the compassionate man he was.
During my tenure in the police force, 16-plus years, I had occasion to speak with Mr. Miller, privately. I would ask Mr. Miller what were some of his greatest and lowest points as an officer.
I reminded him of the incident when I broke his gold tip pen, as a recruit. His reply, jokingly, was that was just one of them.
Knowing Mr. Miller, he was one of The Bahamas' best in the workplace. Now, history (his story) is written for others to follow in his footsteps.
~ Sign James A. Sears
Sgt. #355 Sears
Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015