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CA Officer Kills Himself After Attacking Former Wife

Sergeant Carl Christopher Miller, a 14-year veteran of the Menlo Park Police Department in California, killed himself in late August with a single shot to his temple while police, who were responding to a domestic violence call from his ex-wife, surrounded his vehicle. Miller allegedly choked his ex-wife Lisa Miller for so long that she was left unconscious for nearly an hour. There was no history of reported domestic violence, although Ms. Miller hinted in news interviews following the incident that there had been unreported abuse. The couple divorced in June and had a 7-year old daughter together. Domestic violence runs higher in police departments and in the military than in the population as a whole.

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San Jose Mercury News, 08/21/02 & 08/28/02