Chief Rick Thomas and Deputy Josh Miller
The Arkansas Municipal Police Association held their 81st annual conference August 1-4th, 2017. Departments throughout the state converge on Hot Springs each year to learn the newest techniques, technology, and tactics in law enforcement. Part of this four day conference is the awards ceremony and banquet, held on the 3rd. The Chastain Service Award is awarded based on "heroism or selfless actions exhibited by someone helping others in the community." There are entries from throughout the state, but Craighead County's very own Deputy Josh Miller is the 2017 recipient of this year's award based on his selfless act on February 23, 2017, at which time he rescued a woman from a burning structure. Deputy Miller did so, risking great peril for himself, as the house was completely full of smoke when he entered, and he was injured exiting the home. Because of his quick actions, he and the woman are both fine.
We are extremely proud to have Deputy Miller on our team. Congratulations!