Sergeant Miller Retires

A longstanding fixture of the Hodgkins Police Department has moved on to the next phase of his life. Sergeant Todd Miller, after serving our community for twenty-five years (since June of 1997), has entered a well-deserved retirement.

Sgt. Miller first came to Hodgkins from Justice Police Department. After an initial stint in patrol, he became an investigator for a number of years, assisting the department in the prosecution of many important cases. He worked under the supervision of Lt. Mark Wilkans during this time.

Later, when Todd was promoted to sergeant, he returned for many years to the street as a patrol supervisor. He worked many long, tireless hours, and at all hours of the day and night, patrolling the community to help keep it safe and overseeing other officers in the performance of their duties. When circumstances allowed, he returned eventually to investigations as a detective sergeant, where he continued working on important ongoing cases. He was in charge of organizing and maintaining the Knox Box program for emergency services entrance into homes and businesses. He also played an important part in the Aging Well program by continually educating and informing our senior citizens about an array of current and ongoing concerns, such as personal safety and security practices.

On December 8th, Sgt. Miller’s last work shift, he was joined by new and old friends and colleagues for food and an official send-off. Oak Lawn dispatch read out a fitting tribute to him from Hodgkins PD management over the airwaves during his final 10-42:

Thank you, Sgt. Todd Miller, for your 31 years of dedicated service to law enforcement and to the people of the Village of Hodgkins. Your service as a training instructor, a shift supervisor, and an investigator has been an especially important part of our operations. Thank you for working to honorably protect life and property in our community and for serving the members of our community with professionalism and dedication. Best wishes to you and your family as you begin a well-earned retirement and enter the next chapter of your life.

Next, Todd plans to work as head of security in a west suburbs school district. We know his great knowledge and experience will help him to be a success in this as well. But he says he will be back from time to time to check on us and maybe have a burger at Buck’s Pit Stop. Be sure to congratulate him whenever you see him in town!