After graduation from high school, Rick
Miller served three years as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He served almost twelve years
as an officer, detective, and supervisor with the Dallas Police Department, after which he was the chief of police for the
Killeen Police Department (Texas) and the Denton Police Department (Texas). After receiving his juris doctorate
from Baylor University in 1983, Rick Miller entered the private practice of law in Killeen.
In 1992 he was elected the county attorney of Bell County, Texas, which position he currently holds.
He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History,
Inc. (NOLA), and has appeared on The Learning Channel and The History Channel in documentaries on western lore. Rick Miller
is the author of Sam Bass & Gang, Bloody Bill Longley: A Biography, The Train Robbing Bunch and Bounty Hunter.
According to the book description of Sam Bass & Gang, “the legendary
Sam Bass refused to give up his companions to the trailing lawmen. In 1878, the chase ended with the famous gunfight on the
streets of Round Rock, Texas.”