Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said it was a moment unlike any other when he stood in the capitol rotunda, praying before the casket of President H.W. Bush.
“You could just hear fabric moving you know where people are moving. Feet making contact with the floor. It’s silence,” he described. “It is a place of reflection of prayer, and it had that feeling.”
Miller arrived at D.C. on Monday for a police conference with two other newly hired police department employees.
He said he utilized that opportunity to pay his respects, using the help of Congressman Trey Gowdy’s team.
“He knew how to work across the aisle, how to communicate, how to be thoughtful and how to treat every American… quite frankly, every human being, with dignity and respect,” he said of the late President.
All in all, Miller said his experience inside the capitol rotunda was about five minutes long, but he ended his conversation with 7 News by noting that he was grateful for the opporuntity, and that it’s a memory he’ll hold on to.
“It was a very dignified, quiet, solemn environment which to reflect upon the life and measure of a man.”