Maury County Sheriff's deputy dies in crash

Maury County Sheriff's deputy dies in crash
Posted at 9:44 PM, Dec 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-13 10:46:21-05

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Maury County Sheriff’s Office says Reserve Deputy Brad Miller was killed after being involved in a crash while working traffic on Highway 43 near Williamsport Pike in Maury County Monday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol had first called it a critical injury crash involving a Maury County Sheriff's deputy, but shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office named the deputy and announced that Miller had died.

Several agencies honored Miller and the loss of the entire sheriff's office, providing an escort and procession from the streets of Maury County all the way into Nashville on Interstate 65.

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland shared more details about the crash at a news conference on Tuesday morning.

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Rowland said Miller was helping with traffic detail while repairs were being made to the highway. His patrol unit was hit from the back, causing trauma to his head.

Miller served with the Maury County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He leaves behind his wife of nearly 50 years, Cathy, two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.