Taylorsville Honors Police Officer Who Found Missing Infant

City council members, along with a grateful family, honored a
Taylorsville police officer Wednesday night.

November 2, 2005

Samantha Hayes reporting

City council members, along with a grateful family, honored a
Taylorsville police officer Wednesday night.

The officer found a kidnapped baby inside a stolen car shortly after a
recent Amber alert.

Officer Brett Miller knows Taylorsville City, and he knows the habits of
criminals. Those two things led him to a parking lot where he found the
car, and more importantly, the baby inside.

Wednesday, he was thanked formally by the baby’s mother and Taylorsville
city.

One day, when she’s old enough to understand, Baby Emma Cannon will know
who the officer is in this picture and the story behind how he found her
one night

Sherry Cannon, Mother: “He had the experience in the area to know where
to go. She could have been gone for who knows how long.”

Sherry Cannon left Emma in the car while she went to get her son. Seconds
later someone got in the car and drove away. Police issued an Amber
Alert, and an hour and 15 minutes later Detective Brett Miller found the
car with Emma asleep inside.

Det. Brett Miller: “I started in one area and worked my way west checking
areas I knew stolen cars to be abandoned or just stashed.”

Detective Brett Miller and the Taylorsville Police Department received a
formal honor from the city for their work that night.

Perhaps the proudest man in the room was Brett Miller’s father, a police
officer himself.

Scott Miller, Father: “Whether I inspired him or not I’m glad to see he
followed that path. He has a tremendous amount of energy and aptitude for
law enforcement.”

Scott Miller was on duty the night Emma was kidnapped.

Scott Miller, Father: I was quite pleased when I heard he located the
car.”

His son Brett isn’t one for accolades. He says he was just doing his job.

Det. Brett Miller: Its a nice feeling. Everyone out there that night
worked hard..others on patrol..other agencies assisted as well. It worked
out good.”

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