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

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

We will be praying for everyone! You'll all be in our thoughts and prayers forever. God Bless You All.

The Wilson Family

July 18, 2008

Though i never knew Josh, i feel a loss just the same, he will be missed , thanks Josh for being a fine officer of the law ! Tom

Thomas Klinar

July 18, 2008

I knew Josh since he was a little boy. Always with a smile and making all those around him laugh. He served with distinction and pride. Certainly he will be missed by all who know and love him. We will never forget him and his service to his community. His legacy lives forever in our hearts. Josh rest in peace. Your brothers have the watch.


July 18, 2008

The men and women of Mayfield Heights Police Department were saddened to hear of the loss of Ptl. Miktarian. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends and fellow officers. Never Forget!

Cpl. Brian Lender
Mayfield Hts Police Dept, OH

July 18, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Miktarian. You have been a hero for a long time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family and fellow officers as well as your community. Our daughter and son-in-law are both officers and we understand your dedication. You will not be forgotten. We will take it from here.

Craig Dabroski
LEO Dad Howard County and Baltimore County

July 18, 2008

Godspeed Brother! We will never forget you.

Officer Brad Edmonds
Altus Police Department, OK

July 17, 2008

My prayers go out to your family and fellow police officers. Your loss is great and painful. Go with God and be at peace.

Detective John Campbell
Chicago Police

July 17, 2008

My Prayers and thoughts go out to the Miktarian family. I appreciate Joshua’s service and sacrifice. I now hug and kiss my wife and baby girl a little bit more each day before leaving for work. Rest in peace Joshua, we’ve got it now.

Sgt. Ed Wheeler
Kent City PD

July 17, 2008

Josh, My father was killed in the line of duty on 11-10-75, so I know what your family and friends are going through. It was the overwhelming support that my family received after his death and the memories he left behind that inspired me to become an officer. Josh, you're a hero and you will never be forgotten. RIP brother, we'll take it from here. My prayers are with Holly, Thea, your family and friends. I'll see you on Friday to say good bye in person.

Bob Prochazka
Willowick Police Department

July 17, 2008

My heart and my wife's heart go out to the family of Ofc. Miktarian. Anytime an officer is hurt or goes down or dies doing their job, we all feel it. Being a brotherhood and sisterhood behind a badge we to loose a family member. Our blessings to you and your family.

Ptl. Raymond P KUlisz
Andover Police Dept/Ohio

July 17, 2008

God bless you brother.


July 17, 2008

R.I.P. brother and God Bless your family

Temple Police Dept

July 17, 2008

"In The Line of Duty"

What is the meaning of "In The Line Of Duty"
It means that an officer made the Ultimate sacrifice.
It means that someone took an officer's life.
A hero has fallen.

Officers who gave their all
To protect and serve
Have been killed by someone whom they swore
To protect and serve.

It means that their badge will no longer be on their chest
And they will join
"The Best Of The Best"

It means that family and friends are left behind
To deal with the lost of a loved one.
Only having the memories of that loved one
Close to their hearts.
Something no one can ever take away.

It means that family members will stand at the officers grave
And wonder why ...
Why would someone take an officer's life
And leave them there to die?
If we only knew.

Today an officer will place their badge on their chest
To fulfill the dreams of heroes killed
"In The Line Of Duty"

You will forever be remembered!

Wife of a deputy Sheriff

July 17, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless your family who are left to bare the burden of your loss. May your daughter grow up knowing her father was a hero and a man of honor to his community and to his country.

Philadelphia, PA

July 17, 2008

Officer J. Miktarian,
Your watch has ended my brother. Rest in Peace. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Patrolman Matthew S. Mikolay
Macedonia Police Department

July 17, 2008

Please know that you are in our prayers. We extend our deepest condolences to the family as you deal with this terrible grief.

Mrs. DMR
spouse of fellow law-enforcement officer

July 17, 2008

You will never be forgotten Josh, and we will see that your family has whatever they need. Your Pardner will continue to watch over them as long as he lives too. We can never replace your love for them, but we will give it our best. Rest in peace, Brother.

Retired Deputy Sheriff
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

July 17, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother

Police Officer
Chicago PD

July 17, 2008

Rest in peace Josh. From your brothers and sisters at the Brevard County, Florida Sheriff's Office.

Dep. C.A. Ryba #L970
(Formerly Montville PD, Ohio K-9)

Deputy C.A. Ryba
Brevard County Sheriff's OFfice - Florida

July 17, 2008

Our family's condolences for your loss.

Leah Manney
LEO spouse

July 17, 2008

To Officer Miktarian's family and fellow officer's i'm truly saddened by your loss. To Officer Miktarian's wife i'm so sorry for you, I'm also a wife of a police officer and have a 3 month old daughter i cannot imagine the devastation you feel right now...words cannot express how sorry i am for you and your daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will be everyday! Thank you sir for making the ultimate sacrifice may you rest peacefully

Officers Wife

July 17, 2008

As you look down from heaven, I'm sure you can see the number of people that you touched during your life. The community in blue has embraced your wife and your daughter during their time of grief. Please know that the support will always be there for them. God bless you and your family!
Melissa Zurawski
niece of Deputy Bruce Mettler (Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. - killed in the line of duty in 1983)

Dispatcher Melissa Zurawski
Oakwood PD

July 17, 2008

This is not only a tragedy for Officer Mikatrians family but for the world we live in. Thank you for a job well done and making the sacrifice you have made for all of us not only in Ohio but the United States.

I know your family will be well cared for, but it cannot and will not erase a pain that most of us will never know. God bless them and keep them safe and help them find peace in knowing that so many are praying for them.

Thank you Patrolman Miktarian for a job well done.


July 17, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Miktarian.

Officer R. Parsons
Georgia Tech Police Dept.

July 17, 2008

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