An investigation has been launched after an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer died following a collision just after 05:00 hours on Tuesday 15th September.
PC Miller died at the scene following the crash on Woodford New Road, Redbridge, east London.
Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said:
“This is tragic news. We are always devastated when we lose a member of the Metropolitan Police family. Our thoughts go out to all of Chris’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.
Detective Constable Dustin Irribarren, from the MET’S Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very sad time.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who tried to help the victim and who have spoken to us.
“I am urging anyone who was in the vicinity of the incident at that time to please check your dash-cam footage. If you have any footage of this incident, or saw what happened, please get in touch and help us piece together what happened.”
The tragic incident comes less than a week after a national officer safety review highlighted the high number of officers who have been killed while commuting to and from work.
Earlier this month a national police safety review in England and Wales showed that of 92 officers who died between 2008 and 2019, 39 were killed in road accidents while travelling to or from work.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has commissioned research including whether the trend is linked to shift work.
Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, John Apter, added: “Such sad news, thoughts are with Chris’s family and friends.”
Anyone with footage or information is asked to call 0208 597 4874, 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting ref CAD 983/15 Sept
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