Steven Milligan

steven milligan

July 22, 1954 ~ January 10, 2014

Memorial services for Steve Milligan, 59, of Hilltop Lakes will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Hilltop Lakes Chapel. Dr. Tony Taylor, church pastor, will officiate.

Milligan was born July 22, 1954, in Marion, Ohio, to Charles and Imogene (Brady) Milligan, and died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Madison St. Joseph Health Center in Madisonville. At the time of his death, Milligan was serving as the Normangee Police Department interim chief; a former NPD reserve officer, he was hired as NPD sergeant in early August 2013, and had been serving as a one-man police department since late August.

Milligan received his law enforcement training at the University of Houston Training Academy, and also went through a federal law enforcement training facility in Little Rock, Ark. In addition to NPD, he worked from 2007-12 as a Hilltop Lakes patrol deputy with the Leon County Sheriff’s Department. Milligan retired to the Hilltop Lakes area in 2007 after a 16 1/2 year stint with the Southside Place Police Department. He also served five years as a member of the University of Houston Campus Police Department, and two years as a law enforcement officer for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Houston. A U.S. Navy veteran (four years active duty, four years reserve), Milligan also worked for a railroad company in Ohio. He was preceded in death by father Charles Milligan.

Survivors include mother Imogene Milligan; two sons, Brian Milligan and Chris Milligan; daughter Megan Milligan; sister Linda Brown; niece Ashley Brown; and nephew Aron Brown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund for Milligan at Normangee State Bank. Cozart Funeral Home of Normangee will be in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dave and I will so miss the times he would stop by the house. He was so much fun to be around and he always had a good story to tell. We will miss you Steve, God has a new angle in Heaven.

  2. Steve served both his country and his community with honor. He was a man who loved his family and loved to laugh. We will all miss Steve.

  3. What an awesome man and friend all. What a privilege to have known Steve. He always had a smile on his face and a contagious laugh. You will be missed by so many . Sending up prayers for his family.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Milligan. Steve was a good man and officer. He loved his community and wanted to made it a better and safer place to live. He will be missed by many.

  5. I pray for peace and comfort for Steve’s family at this very difficult time. I will miss Steve’s great sense of humor and his friendship.

  6. I first met steve when he worked at the southside police department many years ago. i worked for a neighboring department and i would see steve about 5 nights a week when he worked on the night shift. i could always count on steve for a good story or someone to have coffee or a meal with that would always make my shift brighter. steve loved law enforcement work. i was thrilled when steve got a job in law enforcement up in leon county as i would often spend weekends there at my brothers property. sometimes steve would stop by and we would have a good time cooking out and telling stories and shooting our guns. i think about steve all the time but especially when i go up there or in the city around where he used to work in southside place. i am proud to say i considered him my friend. god bless.

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