Huntington, WV Black History

Bocky Miller

Cabell County Deputy Sheriff, Cabell County Magistrate Judge

Bocky Miller has served Huntington and Cabell County as a law enforcement officer and magistrate judge.

Although Miller was born in Chicago, he was raised in Huntington and lived here for more than 40 years. During this time, Miller was introduced to the sport of boxing and excelled as a teenager, going on to win Huntington Golden Gloves, West Virginia Golden Gloves and representing West Virginia in the National Golden Gloves tournaments.

After graduating from Huntington High School, Miller accepted a five-year employment opportunity working for autistic and mentally disabled adult programs. He also attended Marshall University as a criminal justice major.

He went on to accept a job as a police officer with the Barboursville Police Department, a position he held for four years. Miller then accepted a position with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office. He resigned after 25 years of exemplary service and was appointed to an open seat as a Cabell County magistrate, a position he still holds today.

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