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Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian | Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Joshua T. Miktarian

Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 45

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/13/2008

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Officer Joshua Miktarian was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Glenwood Drive at approximately 2:00 am.

Approximately two minutes after making the initial stop he radioed for assistance. Dispatchers then received several 911 calls reporting gunshots. Responding officers located Officer Miktarian. He was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was arrested a short time later by members of the Bedford Heights Police Department. He was convicted of all charges in May 2010 and sentenced to death in June 2010 and is now on Ohio's death row. The death penalty is now being appealed.

Officer Miktarian had served with the Twinsburg Police Department for 11 years and also served as a part-time officer with the Uniontown Police Department. He is survived by his wife, who is also a police officer, and their 3-month-old daughter.

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Im sure you're up there watching everything here... making quirky remarks... but if you're around right now and can stop in to say hello as you know what im facing after having a great friend like you being a police officer and then me wrongfully being shot by one, I plan on letting this cop know how my uncle, cousin, and you all played a part in my fellowship with officers. So if you can let me know your around... and if your to busy being cool angel guy and watching Holly and Thea im sure you're gleaming as you chose the perfect woman to have a beautiful girl with... I miss you Meat Tray!

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February 26, 2014


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