Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Miller is Red, White and Blue honoree

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Miller

For Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Miller of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department, ensuring the safety of others is not just a job, it is a part of his life. Starting off the first eight and a half years of his career as a U.S Navy SEAL and eventually retiring as a Major, Miller takes true pride in serving his country.

In 2013, his passion to serve his country transitioned to a desire to serve his local community. He joined the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and has proved that he can take on any challenge thrown his way. With his can-do attitude, according to Sergeant Chad Rewis, Miller became one of the top performers in his shift. Numbers don't lie, as Miller has made over 100 arrests and has responded to over 2,000 service calls this year. Miller quickly became a leader within the department, earning the respect of his officers and fellow deputies. In 2014, Miller earned the Life Saving Award after saving a man in cardiac arrest and was named Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year. Miller gladly takes on the responsibility of training newly hired deputies and is a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT).

Aside from his heroic actions within the Sheriff's Office, Miller took the initiative to create a community program for local businesses on how to respond to active shooters. In his spare time, he works as a group leader counseling men suffering from addiction and substance abuse. Taking these extra steps to ensure the safety of those in our community is what makes Jeremy Miller a mentor, a leader, and the Red, White and Blue Hero of the Week.

He will be honored at the Aug. 6 Red White and Blue Hero Celebration at HarborWalk Village.