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Sergeant Jeffrey “Scott” Miller stands in the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been employed since December of 2010.

Getting to know you: Scott Miller

By Samantha Goff

Grant Tribune-Sentinel

Jeffrey Scott Willem Miller, a 36-year-old California native, is a sergeant with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been employed for the last six years.

Scott moved to Grant in December of 2010. His wife Stephanie and their eldest daughter Savannah, followed in February of 2011. 

Scott said, “We were initially attracted to the area because of the small town atmosphere and the proximity to Denver. At the current time, the California economy was very slow, as was Colorado’s. My wife had family in Denver, so we wanted to be somewhat close. The charm, low cost of living, and employment opportunity with the sheriff’s office here were enough to move halfway across the country from southern California to settle down.”

Savannah, who is 8 now, has a younger sister, 4-year-old Seylah, and the family has a cat named Beasley, a dog named Otter and a fish tank that contains two puffers, an African cichlid and a plecostomus. 

Scott attended Saddleback Community College, Orange Coast College and Fullerton College for general education studies, and later attended Fullerton College Police Academy. 

Upon moving to Nebraska, he attended the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center as well, which he said was one of the greatest challenges of his life. “Going through the academy once in California was hard enough. Having to go through again here in Nebraska was a real challenge because of the time away from home.”

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