Reserve Deputy Sheriff
Tracy Lee Miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Department
Friday, May 28, 1999

Age: 40
Served: 12 years
Badge #: 41-126
Panel 42E, Line 21
Panel L6, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, May 28, 1999
10:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Interstate 65 near Whiteland
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hall

   Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles was struck and killed by a motorhome while talking to a motorist on the side of Interstate 65 near the 96-mile marker.

   While patrolling the highway, he stopped to place a tow notice on an abandoned vehicle but observed two individuals attaching a tow rope to it on his return patrol. He stopped again, asked the driver for identification, and was standing next to the door of the vehicle.

   As a northbound motorhome approached Reserve Deputy Miles was able to push the driver out of the way before being struck himself, saving the driver's life and causing him to suffer only a broken leg. The impact threw Reserve Deputy Miles 126 feet down the roadway and he suffered multiple internal injuries.

   The 70-year-old driver of the 19-foot motorhome stopped immediately to offer his assistance and was not charged.

   Reserve Deputy Miles was survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, father, stepmother and two brothers.

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