DFC. Justin Miller
DFC Justin Miller was hired as a Deputy Sheriff within the Corrections Bureau of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2002. During the past 20 years, he has remained in Corrections, where he has gained workable knowledge of each of our Facilities at the Core, CPU, Main Jail, and the late Lee County Stockade. DFC. Miller had spent six years as a Maintenance Deputy at the Core Facility and headed several special projects there and at Headquarters.
Before becoming a part of the Lee County team, DFC. Miller served four years in the United States Navy as a Gas Turbine Electrical Engineer aboard the Guided Missile Frigate USS Simpson FFG-56. DFC. Miller attended shipboard firefighting school, where he earned a qualification as a shipboard firefighting instructor. While serving in the Middle East and off the coast of Kuwait, DFC. Miller was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for life-saving and the prevention of an imminently sinking Iraqi vessel in a storm while serving as a team member of their VBSS team (Visit Board Search and Seizure).
DFC. Miller is an instructor in Kuntao Combat Arts holding the rank of 2nd Degree Black Sash. He has been a practitioner of Kuntao for almost 20 years and not only teaches local adult and children’s classes, but he has also taught throughout the State of Florida as well as in Virginia and Pennsylvania, aspiring to bring his knowledge overseas.
DFC. Miller has tremendous respect and love for dogs (and other animals); therefore, he jumped at the opportunity when a position became available to work in the Cell Dog program. DFC. Miller understands that the Cell Dog program is an excellent benefit for dogs trying to find homes while allowing inmates to develop new skills they can use once released.