Former Wagoner Deputy Chief of Police Clyde Miller passes away

WAGONER, Okla. — Former Wagoner Deputy Chief of Police Clyde Miller passed away, Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley said on Facebook.

Miller retired in July after serving the city for nearly 40 years. Haley said Miller passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.

“Clyde Miller, you sir have touched more people in this community and in our Department than anyone can state,” Haley said in a Facebook post. “We are going to miss your being here but will enjoy all those memories. Rest in Peace sir we have it from here.”

Clyde began his career in law enforcement as a police reserve in 1980 and became an official police office with the Wagoner Police Department December 1, 1981, according to the Wagoner Chamber of Commerce.

He worked his way up in rank and when he retired July 7, 2021, he was Deputy Chief with the rank of Major.

On Jan. 30, a benefit chili dinner will be held at the Wagoner Civic Center from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help the Miller family.