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Trooper Joshua Daniel Miller

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Reflections for Trooper Joshua Daniel Miller

The countless moments laughing. The smiling moments that fill the photo albums, the countless stories are treasures that fill my heart with timeless everlasting love and the memories that are blessedly etched in my mind are what are proof of the undeniable and unwavering connection we had. Distance separates us from hearing the other's voice, feeling the other's touch or seeing the smile across the other's face but it does not separate love, does not separate our souls. We honor you and your memory by not giving up on life but adapting and overcoming and remembering your spirit and love is the train that gets is there. Determined not to suffocate on the what could have been but rather succeed in living by remembering and thanking God for what it was. I couldn't have asked for a better partner and best friend and I am so blessed that I have those wonderful years to hold in my heart. Those memories that still keep us connected. Every daisy you picked, every I love you that crossed your lips, every smile you gave, every tear we shared together they have all been permanently stamped on my heart for life, reflecting on those moments is part of my daily life and I am so thankful for that. I love you more than words would ever say, miss you more than depths could ever uncover, knowing that the lord has given us the promise that we will see one another again is the cherished blessing we hold onto. Until we meet again, I am here, just one heartbeat away from you. Here doing my very best to make you proud, carry on your name and dedication to others, and completing the things that planned to do ❤️❤️

Angela Miller

June 8, 2021

On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service, military as well as police, and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 7, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

Trooper miller, 11 years ago today you where brutally murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace and thank you for your service, god bless you

Mark Mottola

June 7, 2020

Trooper Miller,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 7, 2019

Thought of often
Never Forgotten

Brother Trooper
Troop M

December 26, 2018

DEC. 1, 2018 7:00 pm
Posted by Chelsea Strub Newswatch 16 WNEP ABC NEWS STATION
Daughter of Fallen Trooper Follows in Father’s Footsteps

BRAINTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Nearly a decade her father was killed in the line of duty, the daughter of a fallen Pennsylvania state trooper is being honored for following in her father's footsteps.

Breanna Miller swore to uphold the Constitution at her enlistment ceremony into the U.S. Army on Saturday.

Miller's family, as well as dozens of Pennsylvania state troopers and police officers from Tunkhannock, were there for the ceremony to celebrate with her and also to honor her father, who was there in spirit at the Lacey Street Cemetery.

Miller is the daughter of Trooper Joshua Miller, who was killed in the line of duty in 2009.

"I think it's special because number one, the sacrifice that Josh made, and we all know he was a United States Marine and a Pennsylvania state trooper, and with his daughter Breanna now following in his footsteps in the United States Army, I think it's remarkable she's turned into such a strong woman, and I think it was important for us to come out here and support the family and honor Josh for the sacrifice that he made almost 10 years ago," said Capt. John Nederostek, Pennsylvania State Police.

After the ceremony, the troopers and officers congratulated Miller, and she took a moment to thank them for their continued support.

"It was so emotional. It brought back so many memories, but at the same time, it made me so happy to see everyone here, so the support and knowing that they're still my family and always have my back," Miller said.

Family members and troopers tell Newswatch 16 Breanna Miller's enlistment ceremony is a celebration for her following in her father's footsteps, but it is bittersweet.

"There's a number of mixed emotions. There's emotions we know what we're missing, but we also know what it's taken to get here, so there's a sense of accomplishment that we're doing what we set out to do to find a positive way," said Angela Miller, Trooper Miller's wife.

Breanna Miller says it's her father who inspires her to serve our country every day.

"He's constantly in the back of my mind, and I know through this journey that he'll be there with me, and that's like I will never give up because I know that he's there," said Breanna Miller.

Police Officer-retired

December 2, 2018

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Semper Fi Brother.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

July 14, 2018

It was an honor to have served with you Cpl. Miller. Seven Mary Three always makes me think of you. Semper Fi and Rest in Peace

Aaron Kiesling

March 11, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

July 16, 2017


Tonight is one of those nights that I'm filled with overwhelming sadness and despair to not have you here with me. Some days are easier than others and I try to be so strong for you because I know that's what you would want. I've always admired your strength and the way you carried yourself through all the walks of life. Never would I have imagined my life to have been like this years ago. I only wish I had held onto you longer, snuggled you more and told you I loved you every chance I got. I've come a long way in the past eight years, far more than I ever thought possible the day we lost you. I'm pursuing my degree and pushing forward to be everything you had wanted for me and more. I'm hoping to specialize in trauma and be able to help out others as much as you did in your job too. My 21st birthday is coming up in three days and I can't believe you won't be here to witness it. For sure my first drink/shot will be for you and in your memory. I promise I'll behave and won't give Mom too much of a hard time (; You wouldn't believe how strong she is Daddy. She is doing such an amazing job raising Jos on her own and I know you're watching over and helping every way you can. Jos is so incredibly beautiful and strong for such a little girl. I only wish she didn't have to endure so much as such a young age. I promise to forever be there to protect her and catch her whenever she falls though. I love you Daddy, with every fiber of my being. You will always be the #1 man in my life. Until I see you again..

Love always your little girl and hunter,
Breana Nicole

Breana Miller

June 11, 2017

I was touched by Trooper Miller's story during a Blue Courage training, so I share it at least once a year, but usually more often.

Lieutenant Julio Quiñones
Miami-Dade Schools Police Department

March 13, 2017

Forever you will be missed, Josh. For your family who is very close to me, I will forever remember your legacy. "I won't leave you, even if I have to carry you, you'll make it." Forever in our hearts, JDM.

Cadet Brandon Walters
Lackawanna College Police Academy

December 13, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

I am from California and only have lived in Pennsylvania since 2003. I never got to meet Trooper Miller. I do want to say thank you sir for your service and myself wanting to be a State Trooper some where it does hit home for me. You have my upmost respect.

Patrol Officer Micah Smith
The Mall At Steam Town Security Department

June 5, 2015

Thank you.

Sergeant Julio Quinones
Miami-Dade Schools Pollice Department

June 9, 2014

Thinking of you today and everyday, I miss you my friend. Semper Fidelis

Pennsylvania State Police

June 7, 2014

Year after year.... Reflecting on the last moments, the last days that we were so blessed to have shared. Sad thinking of all of the moments that you haven't been here for over the last five years, thinking of all of the wonderful moments you were, it is nothing short of a rollercoster ride. I am plugging away and finding a way forward and strength to push forward. Thank you for being the incredible god blessed gift given to me and our girls, never be enough words to explain the complete fulfillment of those times. You will never be forgotten and you will be forever missed. Continue to shelter us with your wings and show us the way through the dark clouds that come above us. With love, my heart and my soul..... Rest in peace.

Angie Miller

June 6, 2014

Thinking of you and your family today, fallen brother! Rest well till we all join you at roll call.

PA State Police

May 25, 2014

His funeral was one of my last official act before retiring from
PSP. Now to this day I wonder WHY the woman who bought the gun for the person who killed him is not in prison for the required ten years.

Sergeant Michael Huffstutler
Pennsylvania State Police Retired

May 15, 2014

Trooper Joshua D. Miller was a very brave man who put his life on the line to keep others safe. It is greatly appreciated and never will be forgotten. My heart continues to go out to wife Angie Miller, today, tomorrow, and always.

Stephanie Zellner
Daughter of Steven

March 23, 2014

I still think of you daily, your spirit thrives inside my soul. Still have such a had time understanding why you were taken and know that it is no m place to question but there are so SO many things you are missing and I am wishing you were here to see them and experience them. Wish I had your listening ear and your unwavering heart. Live has left me no choice to put one foot in front of the other and at times I am very bitter about such. I have found that my kind heart sometimes seems hardened and protect because of you not being here. Until we meet again...


March 3, 2014

Merry Christmas in heaven hammer.

Still 'getting some' every shift and making you proud.

Pennsylvania State Police - Troop R, Honesdale

December 25, 2013



November 4, 2013

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