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Crossing guard Larry Miller helps sophomores Elleigh Ackerman and Jazmine Burton cross Lockwood Boulevard after school. Miller develops personal relationships with most of the students who cross Lockwood before and after school.

Although Miller loves being a crossing guard and volunteering throughout the world, he expects to continue his work for at most three more years. In preparation for his retirement, he has been making sure the department is well staffed and well trained, recruiting multiple people to replace him, as well as training them and his new supervisor, who started in August. 

“She can really use my support. My primary job might be a crossing guard, but I have a secondary job in the office as a manager,” Miller said.

As for awards, after winning top crossing guard at the state level, however, Miller says he has won enough.

I promised those crossing guards, I said ‘that’s it. I’m not gonna be trying to win it.’ I’m not being facetious. Me and my wife, we talked about that situation. If I win the state this year, that’s gonna be it, we will be done with this now,” Miller said.

While the awards are satisfying, Miller stays focused on what is most important—serving young people. Miller’s favorite jobs and services have always been anything to do with children, feeling it is his life’s calling.

My goal is to work with kids. From my time as a crossing guard to my time as a servant at my own church and my time in the community, everything I do is around working with kids,” Miller said.


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