The Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship
About the Scholarship
- The LLCC Veteran's Club has established a scholarship for students attending Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in memory of Brian McMillen.
- Brian was born March 15, 1983, in Decatur, the son of Terry and Jane Beyers McMillen. He married Angela Pearce on July 22, 2006.
- Brian was a 2001 graduate of Pana High School and graduated from Lincoln Land Community College with an Associate in Arts Degree in May 2004. While attending LLCC and UIS he was a student worker in the LLCC Veterans Affairs Office. Brian was also a member of the UIS basketball team and received a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2005.
- He served in the Air National Guard and achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant.
- In February 2007, Brian became a state police officer with the Illinois State Police.
- Brian was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Trooper Lodge 41, Knights of Columbus Council 896 and the Security Forces Defenders Association.
- He had many hobbies including playing guitar and basketball, but his love for his wife and family stood above all.
- State Police Officer Brian McMillen was killed in the line of duty at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 2007. He is survived by his wife, parents, ten siblings, a nephew and a niece.
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