Downey Police promotes new sergeant

DOWNEY - Newly-promoted Downey Police Sgt. Perry Miller was introduced at Tuesday's City Council meeting.Police Chief Rick Esteves called Miller a "caring individual whose work ethic is second to none." "I'm honored to present this promotion," Esteves said Tuesday. "It's a well-earned recognition." Miller started his law enforcement career in Vernon before transferring to the Downey Police Department. In Downey, Miller worked as an accident investigator, becoming one of the state's recognized leaders in accident reconstruction. He later became a motor officer and eventually a detective, working on fraud and forgery cases. Miller, whose father is a retired sergeant from the La Habra Police Department, also became a "use of force" instructor, working with young officers to reduce incidents involving force. Miller fought back tears as he thanked the city and his family. "This is a special community," he said. "It's a real special place for me. That's why I'm here."

********** Published: August 25, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 19