Missouri father stunned by police while 3-year-old dies in house fire

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(KTVI) – A Missouri family is outraged after police used a stun gun on a father who was trying to save his son from a burning home.

The three-year-old boy died in the fire. It happened on Halloween in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana, Missouri.   A city official confirms the officer fired his stun gun at Ryan Miller as he tried to re-enter his burning home.

The family is now demanding answers.  Thursday, the city administrator said the officer who opened fire made a “judgement call” but that he was waiting to review a police report from the fire.


  • elisha jane

    They should have let him go in for his son. If my chilld
    God forbid was in a burning house i would want to die trying save
    Them and thats nobodies decision but mine.

  • twest164

    I agree with Elisha jane. I would have to say that the officer must not have be a parent himself. If he was I think is actions might have been different.

  • Steve

    The Cop had no right what so ever to do that. To many cops already have the attitude they have the right to do anything they want in the name of so called protection or intervention.
    I hope the cop gets fired for what he did and is never allowed to be a cop anywhere ever again.

  • Kimberly Jones

    I am sadden my the lose of life especially that of a child. I can’t imagine that families pain. I think they would be in greater pain if dad had lost life as well. I have a son of 11. He is the reason I breathe, too would risk my life to ssave his, however a polices job is to minimize casualties. I’m not sure how big the father was or how small the officer, stun guns are less of a threat to further injury to either

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