Cop and former medic watches boy he delivered graduate as valedictorian

Lt. Broyles stayed in touch with the family after Jordan Miller was born, and was proud to watch the boy graduate at the top of his class

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A former paramedic who helped deliver a baby 18 years ago recently attended the boy’s high school graduation.

William Broyles, now a lieutenant with the Corpus Christi Police Department, was one of two paramedics in the ambulance that rushed Adriana Miller to the hospital as she gave birth to her son, Jordan Miller, on Oct. 28, 1996.

Broyles was in his mid-20s at the time.

“By that time, I had experienced everything you can imagine in trauma, but not delivering a baby,” Broyles told “Training and God had a lot ot do with it, and it was a long drive.”

Now, Broyles watched Miller graduate as the valedictorian of Hebbronville High School.

“He doesn’t have to be there, but he is,” Miller said. “I’m grateful there are people out there that care about me that much.”

Broyles and the Miller family became friends over the years. He attended Jordan’s first birthday, which was ambulance themed. When Broyles was seriously injured, Jordan’s elementary school class sent him get-well cards.

Broyles compared Miller to a young person who goes through a police youth training program.

“To me, he’s like one of those kids,” he said. “You want them to succeed in everything they do. The Millers are a really great family, and I’m just thankful I was able to help them out when they needed it and stay friends.”

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