Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 2008

Joshua T. Miktarian

Police 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 suffering from gunshot wounds and 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.

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 was survived by his wife, who is also a police officer, and their 3-month-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 45

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I never knew you. I only saw your killer on video. What happened to you was awful; I have no words for it. But your family loved you dearly. They still love you. I hope to one day meet you when it’s my turn to come home to Christ. Rest in Heavenly peace.

Captain Christopher Di Leonardo
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Service

August 23, 2018

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