Charles Miller joined the City of Glasgow Police and achieved his ambition to be appointed to the Glasgow C.I.D. He was posted to ‘H’ (Headquarters) C.I.D. and attached to the Scottish Crime Squad.
On 15 January 1971, D.C. Miller was on patrol, with other officers, in an unmarked car when they received a radio message that two ‘C’ (Eastern) Division constables were requiring assistance in the apprehension of a man with a knife. He was running amok with the knife and had already stabbed two members of the public.
The officers immediately went to the scene and D.C. Miller courageously tackled the man and assisted the to officers to disarm and apprehend him. None of the officers were injured in the incident.
Detective Constable Miller was commended for his actions by the Secretary of State for Scotland.