Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 2008

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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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 45

Incident Details

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

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I saw your killer on a “YouTube” video today. He was crying about how Jail was treating him; how he was being mistreated. I couldn’t feel sympathy for him. He took you away from your family. He robbed you of your life. Your daughter will not have her father to walk her down the aisle when she is married. She will not have you to protect her from this tumultuous world.
I cannot feel sorry for your killer! He selfishly decided to take your life, so he could try and avoid jail.
I can not describe how I truly feel about your killer on this reflection. Only that, he is where he belongs!
My the Good Lord bless your family! Their in my thoughts and prayers!
I’m truly sorry for their suffering.
I hope that their sorrow is assuaged by their memory of you.

Armando W. (Fmr. Officer)
Molalla, Oregon Police Dept.

September 12, 2019

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