Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller was a 28-year law enforcement veteran who served for five years with the Longwood Police Department before joining the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in 1988. In 1992, he was one of the first deputies assigned to the agency’s newly-created motor unit, and he would go on to spend much of his career assigned there. On the afternoon of Dec. 26, 2011, Deputy Sheriff Miller was conducting traffic enforcement when a vehicle made a left-hand turn in front of him, colliding with his motorcycle and fatally injuring him.

A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a skilled law enforcement officer, Deputy Sheriff Miller was highly regarded within the agency and the community.