Friends and family are set to gather in East Hartford on Friday to lay Trooper First Class Kevin Miller to rest.
It is a very difficult day ahead for the family and colleagues of Trooper First Class Kevin Miller.
His funeral will take place at Rentschler Field on Friday morning and thousands are expected to attend as a show of solidarity.
Thursday afternoon and into the evening a steady stream of people were at the stadium to pay their respects during calling hours.
Trooper Miller’s body was brought from the funeral home to Troop C in Tolland one last time during the procession.
It was a very emotional scene as his 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter got out of the limo to lay a white wreath in front of the barracks, as a tribute to their dad. A sombering reminder that in midst of everything going on, two children have lost their father.
Trooper Miller also leaves behind a mother and a sister. As well as his former wife.
Not only did he serve our state, but her also served our country. He was a marine in the gulf war.
Law enforcement from across our state and the entire country attending these services as a sign of respect, all of them and their families forever connected by the work they do every single day.
Law enforcement from across our state and the entire country attending these services as a sign of respect — all of them and their families forever connected by the work they do every single day.
“I have a tremendous amount of admiration for someone feels that Paul to give them selves so selflessly,” said Erin Drennan. “I hope I never have to go through what they are going through.”
Trooper Miller was killed last Thursday while he was on duty. His cruiser slammed into the back of a tractor trailer along Interstate 84 in Tolland.
The medical examiner ruling his death an accident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The funeral for Trooper Miller is set to begin at 11 Friday morning at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The burial will be private.