Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller's body back home from Florida

Posted at 10:22 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 23:26:20-05

STROUD, Okla. — The body of Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller is home. A large group of people turned out in Stroud to honor him.

Chief Miller was killed in a Florida hotel room, over the weekend.

The suspect is his fellow officer, Michael Nealey – who is now charged with second-degree murder.

Wednesday night, loved ones focused on the procession -- which included Miller's family and area law enforcement.

They drove through highways 66 and 99 a little after 8 p.m.

Miller's body landed in Oklahoma City from Florida at 6 p.m.

Darrel Kee, Miller's longtime friend, says, "I’m heart-broke. I loved him. He was like a brother. Lucky was a special kind of person."

Kee says the two spoke every day.

He would want Miller to know, "Just that we love him, and we're going to miss him. Yeah, it's pretty tough."

Miller leaves behind a wife and three children.

The funeral is Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Davenport First Baptist Church. The service is open to the community.

Nealey, the officer who was with Miller, is still in custody. His bond is set at 1.5 million dollars

  • If he posts bond, these are the conditions:
  • No contact with the victim's family.
  • No alcohol, and only prescription drugs.
  • Nealey must stay away from hotels.
  • He would be on a pretrial release monitor.

The Mannford officer will return to court December fifth.