We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in June is Officer Ruben Miles. Ruben has been a lifelong resident of Pearl, MS and graduated from Pearl High School in 2010. He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard and graduated Military Police School from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was assigned to the 113 Military Police Company in Brandon, MS. Ruben deployed with the 112th Military Police Battalion in 2011 for support of Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation New Dawn with the 1st Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry Division. While in the Army he completed numerous courses and received many awards such as the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Ruben was hired with the Pearl Police Department in May of 2012 as a dispatcher. He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy in 2013 and he now works on the Patrol Division and is also a part of the Pearl Police Department Honor Guard Team.
Officer Miles responded to a call made by a man whose sister worked at a local Chevron store. The store had closed and he could not find her. The lady’s boyfriend called to say that she had texted him to say that she had cut her wrists. Officer Erwin and Corporal Miles arrived on the scene but could not locate her. Both officers refused to give up and continued the search until they found her in a small room behind the carwash with a red bandana wrapped tightly around her neck. She was gasping for air and almost unconscious. Corporal Miles pulled a pocket knife from his pocket and with surgical precision cut the bandana from around her throat. If it were not for Corporal Miles’ persistence and quick response the lady would not have survived.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Miles with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a Gold Card for a meal for two. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; MedScreens donated a $25 Subway gift card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.