Lebanon Police Officer To Retire After Off-Duty Incident

Lebanon Police Chief Chad Morgan suspended Captain James R. Miller on September 19, 2019, pending an internal investigation into an off-duty incident.

Late in the evening on September 18, 2019, Chief Morgan was notified of allegations that had been made against Captain Miller in an off-duty incident and that an investigation was being conducted by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. On September 19, 2019, Captain Miller was placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation was being conducted.

The results of the investigation were turned over to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, who had been appointed as a Special Prosecutor for this case. On December 2, 2019, Chief Morgan was informed the Hamilton County Special Prosecutor would be seeking charges related to this incident. Captain Miller submitted his retirement paperwork to the Lebanon Police Department on December 3, 2019. Captain Miller will retire on December 8, 2019.

Captain Miller was appointed to the Lebanon Police Department as a Patrolman on January 1, 1996. Over his nearly 24-year career, Captain Miller was assigned to Road Patrol and progressed through the ranks to his most recent position, which is Day Shift Captain.

The investigation into this off-duty incident was conducted by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Any questions regarding that investigation should be directed to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.