For Immediate Release
April 17, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO NAMES COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Mike Miller has been named 2008 Communications Officer of the Year for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Supervisors say Miller deserves the honor for not only showing confidence and poise under pressure, but specifically his handling of an incident involving an officer-related traffic crash on March 16, 2008. Corporal Mark Raiche was injured when his patrol car was forced off State Road 85 south of Crestview by an impaired driver heading north in the southbound lanes. Raiche's car flipped multiple times and he sustained serious injuries. Miller was praised for remaining calm and providing information and assistance both over the radio, as well as the telephone, to coordinate the response.
In addition to his communications duties, Miller was recognized for taking on the responsibilities of acting Shift Supervisor on weekends and FCIC/NCIC (Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center) record validations.
He has been employed at the Communications Center since October 1, 2006.
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