The vice-chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Central Committee, and a former police chief in the City of Shelbyville, has died. 64-year-old Jim Miller of Shelbyville passed away at his home last week, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Miller worked in the Shelbyville Police Department from 1987 until 1995, and served as the city’s police chief from 1991 until 1994.
Miller was active in the Democratic Party, and served as the facilitator in Shelby County for Senator Dick Durbin, attended the Democratic National Committee meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and met President Obama when he was in Springfield, Illinois.
Miller is survived by a sister, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller.