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

Josh my thoughts and prays go out to you and your family. May peace be with your brothers and sisters at Twinsburg PD during this tragic time. Rest in peace my follow brother.

Deputy Adam D. Klepper
Erie County S.O.

July 20, 2008

Holly, God bless you and your baby. I hope time will ease your pain and suffering. I'm truly sorry you suffered such a tragic loss. Rest assured that Josh won't be forgotten. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

Anonymous

July 20, 2008

Joshua how do I explain to our daughter what this man did to you, to me and to our family? How will she ever understand why someone would take you from her at 3 1/2 months of age? It isnt right and it isnt fair.

I miss you every second of the day.
I love you.
Holly

Anonymous

July 20, 2008

I worked for many years as an emergency room nurse and grew to respect the work done by all police officers. The loss of one is a tragedy for us all. To the wife and daughter of this brave officer I send my deepest sympathies on your loss. Officer Miktarian gave his life so that the world would be safer for all of us. Know that many will share your pain at the loss of your loved one. Thank you officer Miktarian for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.
Claudia RN

Claudia Private citizen

July 20, 2008

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Twinsburg Police Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your Hero will never be forgotten. To Officer Miktarian's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 20, 2008

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

July 19, 2008

Josh,
Even though I am leaving the department after many years, your love of the job and laughter you brought to the department will be thought of each day of my life. I was glad I was still here to pay tribute to you and the ultimate sacrifice you gave.
Thank you for your dedication!

Ptl. Robert Hilton #16
Twinsburg PD

July 19, 2008

Thank you for your service to your community and your country. Rest in peace.

Kathy

July 19, 2008

May your family be consoled by the fact that you will never be forgotten. And that we all can sleep well knowing that officers like you have made the world a safer place for the rest of us.

Louise Dunn
Former dispatcher (HPD & APD)

July 19, 2008

I am honored to have worked with you on several occasions. Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten....

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD

July 19, 2008

Josh, No words can explain how I feel for you, our friendship, what we have gone through and what we all have lost. I know you probably don't want me to mourn your death the way that I am and for that reason I am sorry. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and been there for you but I know I can't. I'll be looking forward to the day that I see you again.
I LOVE YOU BROTHER

Ptl. David J. Fenske
Twinsburg P.D./friend

July 19, 2008

I met Josh a little over ten years when he worked with us briefly before joining Twinsburg PD. Unfortunately for me, it was an introduction and an occasional passing in the hall so I am not blessed my knowing him moreso. It is a tragic result of a thoughtless, irresponsible, and heinous act. Holly and Thea - you are in my family's prayers.

Josh - rest in peace knowing that you have done an excellent job, one that will be honored by others continuing your work and sharing your passion to improve this world.

Ptl. Cheryl Desko and family
Cuyahoga Falls PD, Ohio

Ptl. Cheyl Desko
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept

July 19, 2008

Rest in peace, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. "Stronger love hath no man than this, a man who lay down his life for his friends" John 13:15

Griffin Kirsch
Temperance, Michigan

July 19, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Miktarian and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Miktarian, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Miktarian is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York

July 19, 2008

We may never understand it,
the risks these brave ones take,
but occasionally we see a bit
of the difference their lives make.

Some do it for the action,
others find it a callin'.
All find the satisfaction,
and few become the fallen.

Being an officer is what he loved,
To him as good as it gets.
Law was what he dreamed of,
He would have no regrets.

And though it saddens all of us
to lose him in this way
He knew how an officer must
Live life to the fullest everyday.


Know that you will not be forgotten. Not your smile, or your music, or your practical jokes, or the lessons you passed on while you were with us. You will not be forgotten. Rest now. We have the watch.

LE Ranger Elizabeth Blair
National Park Service--JNEM, St. Louis

July 19, 2008

my deepest respect and thoughts go to you,your family and fellow officers.thanks for keeping this world safer! rest in peace! belgium(europe)

francky wygers

July 19, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Miktarian in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Mark Schilli
DEA-St. Louis

July 19, 2008

I will pray for your families, both at home and at work. Thank you for your service to protect us. You will never be forgotten.

Civilian Dispatcher Tania Schneider
TPD - Toledo Ohio

July 18, 2008

OFFICER MIKTARIAN, MAY GOD BLESS THOSE WHO MOURN YOUR LOST. OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THEM. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

July 18, 2008

ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW YOU SIR, YOUR FAMILY RESIDES IN MY COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR FAMILY AND DEPARTMENT ARE IN MY PRAYERS. RIP MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

TROOPER CHRIS ADAMS
TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL-COOKEVILLE DIST.

July 18, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother. May God be with the family and friends of Officer Miktarian as they work to make sense of their loss.

Donna Adkins
Hot Springs Police Dept. Retired

July 18, 2008

Thank you Officer Miktarian for protecting our community. We as a community will miss you and God Bless your Family.

Anonymous

July 18, 2008

Joshua, You made the ultimate sacrifice that an officer can give. I want to thank you for all of your wonderful work as an officer you are now one of God's officers. I know that your wife and daugher will be well taken care of - so you can rest in peace.

Deborah from Ohio

Deborah

July 18, 2008

To the family of Officer Miktatian,

My thoughts can best be conveyed to you through an excerpt of a letter written November 21, 1864 by Abrahan Lincoln:

"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

God bless and keep you all.

Lt. R. Schrop
Cuyahoga Falls F.D.

July 18, 2008

Your tour is done, we'll take it from here. You were truly a great man and will never be forgotten. Holly and Thea will be watched over and taken care of.

God Speed my brother....

Deputy Wheeler
Ohio SO

July 18, 2008

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