Robert Phillip "Bob" Miller
Robert Phillip "Bob" Miller, 79, of Lafayette, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, at University Place Health Center, West Lafayette. Born September 15, 1931, in Terre Haute, he was the son of the late Harold and Kathryn Renner Miller. He was a life resident of Lafayette, a 1949 graduate of Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University.
Mr. Miller was a 20-year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department, where he attained the position of Chief of Police.
After retiring from the police department, he was director of special services for Russell F. Davis Co. and Fairfield Contractors, then safety and security manager for Wabash National Corp. He served 8 years on the Lafayette City Council and 4 years on the Tippecanoe County Council.
He was an elder at Immanuel United Church of Christ, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the VFW, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, Elks, Sister City, Lafayette Police and Fire Retirees Association, and one of the founders of the Greater Lafayette Safety Council.
He served as president of Lafayette Fraternal Order of Police, Greater Lafayette Safety Council, Lafayette Housing Authority, Tippecanoe County Jail Authority when the jail was built, and Tippecanoe County Building Authority when the jail was expanded.
Organization Vice President
He served as vice president of Sister City, trustee of FOP Lodge, and treasurer of Waterstone Homeowners Association. He led the committee in the formation of Lafayette Crisis Center and served on the state board of the IDAC, representing the local police departments in setting up the crime information center for the state.