Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Joshua T. Miktarian

Not even a month has gone by that god took you home and there is a new list of officers on the main page of ODMP that have also been taken???????? WHY?


August 9, 2008

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

August 5, 2008

God always picks the best to be at his side.

Patrol Officer
James City County Police Department

August 5, 2008

Joshua, there is nothing that can be said when we lose a fellow officer, only Heaven has gained another angel that can look down upon the rest of us to keep us safe. As a LEO, I cannot understand why our world is so full of hate and malice. Maybe now GOD himself can let you in on what's happening. I pray for your family, your baby and wife. We will keep them safe and always keep them in our prayers. Your baby girl will one day know how great a man you are and understand the hero you are to the rest of us. Please look down upon the rest of us and keep us safe as we make our own traffic stops and deal with the evil on earth. I'm sorry....Rest in peace.


August 3, 2008

Holly and Thea,
May God give you stregnth in this time of sorrow.
You will be in my prayers.

Dispather/Admin Assitant Cheryl Mueller
Pepper Pike Police Department

July 31, 2008

I attended the bike rally on 7-26-08 and was in awe of the amount of support showed.

We are very proud to live in Twinsburg and we will continue to show support to the entire Twinsburg Police Force thru this very long journey of healing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Miktarin family and also with Bagio.

Phillip & Rebecca Steinberger
Twinsburg, OH

July 30, 2008

I was also one of the participart on July 26 as well. It was so wondeful to see all the love and support for your family and friends. It was very special day to remember you!!! You made the ultimate sacrifice.!! You are hero...
You will live in our heart and be here in sprirt always!!
God Bless You !!!!


July 30, 2008

RIP my brother until we meet again.

robert lester

July 29, 2008

I was one of many participants in the memorial ride on Saturday the 26th. There was much love, respect, and support shown on that day for Josh, his family and all the officers that serve and protect us every day. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

God Bless all of you-

Karen (no rank)

July 28, 2008

Rest in peace blue angel. May god wrap his loving arms around you and your family as you start this difficult journey.


July 27, 2008

Its a terrlble thing to hear an officer die. To the family and survivors of this officer, May god bless you for what this officer had done in his life.

Security Officer Donald Robertson
Master Security

July 27, 2008

Josh, the pain eases as each day passes but I still find what happened to you so hard to believe. I know you are watching over all of us from above and that spiritually you will be there to guide Holly and Thea along this difficult path they must follow without you. Please keep them and your fellow officers safe. You will always be a hero in my peacefully, you are safe now.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond's glint on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not stand on my grave and cry
I am not there. I did not die"

Dispatcher Sara Kozlowski
Oakwood Village PD

July 27, 2008

To the wife and daughter of Officer Joshua Miktarian, may Josh continue to watch over you, as if he were still at home. Have faith, for which Josh will forever be with you. For his life, brought much joy to others. Rest assure he loved you both.

To Officer Joshua Miktarian, May God bless you, your family, and your daughter. You go rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Deputy Clifton Cobern
Morgan County Sheriffs Department, WV

July 27, 2008

I am sure you looked down today from a much better place, as we gathered to memorialize you with the motorcycle rally. Thank you for keeping as all safe and dry for the ride, and please continue to keep all your brothers in blue safe, as we continue on with our jobs.
Know that your law enforcement family is here for your wife and daughter and will help in any way we can.

You will be missed Josh...but never forgotten.

Deputy John Jerman
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office & Blue Knights OH 2

July 27, 2008

Holly and Thea,
You are in my prayers.

Wife of a police Officer

July 26, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family and fellow officers during this difficult time. I pray your daughter one day learns how much of a hero her Dad was....

Lt. Joseph Ward
Jackson, NJ PD

July 26, 2008

God bless you, brother, while you watch over us. All our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time of loss.

Deputy Michael Platt
Mahoning County Sheriffs Office

July 26, 2008

Josh, you were a good friend, devoted husband and father. You touched many lives and you always knew how to make someone laugh. Baby Thea will know who you are and she will know how great a person you really were. Both Holly and baby Thea will be protected. God Bless you Josh and you will never be forgotten.

R.I.P July 13 2008

Twinsburg Firemans Son Kyle Lewis

July 26, 2008

Josh, you were a good friend, devoted husband and father. You touched many lives and you always knew how to make someone laugh. Baby Thea will know who you are and she will know how great a person you really were. Both Holly and baby Thea will be protected. God Bless you Josh and you will never be forgotten.

R.I.P July 13 2008

Twinsburg Firemans Son Kyle Lewis

July 26, 2008

My deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Joshua. There are no magic words I can offer to help with your grief except to keep his memory alive and that the members of the Blue Family look after his loved ones. He is a true hero and he will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 24, 2008

To Officer Miktarian:
Sir, your sacrafice is deep, and everlasting, in the hearts, and the souls of every Officer, Trooper, Deputy and Dispatcher. Your sacrafice is ultimate... and will never, NEVER, be forgotten. A true hero never dies, he only serves to walk the beat in another form. We have the watch from here, please stand next to, and behind each of us, give us the strength to continue on.

To your family:
There are no words that can possibly express the condolences to you for making the ultimate sacrafice. To Mrs. Miktarian, and Little One, please know that you are not alone. You will grow to be proud of your father, and while it will be hard, do not let bitterness grow. You have a family in every law enforcement official in the world. We are all a family. Never forget this.

Dispatcher, Ohio State Highway Patrol

July 24, 2008

What do you say, but thank you for all of your service. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for an unappreciate and under paid job. You guys can do nothing else. You are the job it is who you are. Words cannot express the feeling of loss all of the police feel. All bleed blue. Rest peacefully knowing your wife and daughter will be looked after by your entire band of brothers in blue.

wife of a sheriff's dpeuty

July 24, 2008

God bless & R.I.P

Ofcr Moore 3176

July 24, 2008

God Bless Officer Miktarian- never let his memory fade!
Rest In Peace Brother

Invest. Mike Bradford
Tallahaassee Police

July 24, 2008

G-d Speed My Brother

ODPS Inv Unit

July 23, 2008

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