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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

Completely and fully wondering what you would say or tell me. Really could use one of your in depth conversations with advice, to spark that fighter deep inside of me. Somehow I don't deliver the same power or sense in my self speeches. Thankful that everyone is safe, adjusting well and healthy. I thank god for those blessings. I thank god that I had you, your example and all that you taught and gave us. Until we meet again.......

Angie
Wife

October 18, 2013

Thinking of you and missing you. I have done my very best to create and successfully get back on track. The girls are doing well in school, bre's final year and Jossie just starting second grade. Oh my goodness how proud you would be. Sadness is overwhelming at times when I think of all your not here with me to experience. I never imagined this is a million years. I thought all of this would be happening with you standing by my side. It is certainly challenging at times but I know that there will be a way. I thank you for all that you gave us, all the love, security and devotion that makes us push forward in the most dedicating ways. Forever changed we are, but hold you deep in our hearts. We cherish and remember each and every moment so all that you taught us will never be wasted but instead a proven path for us to take. I honor you, from the first day until my last breath that shall never change. Until we meet again........

Angie
Wife

September 11, 2013

Not only never forgotten but also always remembered...... Today I choose to think of your life.... You certainly have gave me as well as your family and friends a multitude of positive, laughing and loving moments to reflect on during tough times. I choose to think of those, the wonderful life you lived that you dedicated yourself to instead of the amount of time you had. I choose to remember all of your created moments and place true high value on them instead of decreasing the value by focusing on the moments that were taken. I (we) did not have a choice in what happened, but I (we) certainly do have a choice in the way I (we) handle what has happened-- I choose to remember, to live, to never forget, adapt, push forward, find continued strength and most of all remember you through celebrating you and your life keeping that at a higher level then mourning. You were an amazingly incredible person, husband, and father. I count my blessings and thank you for them, thank you for paving the way, making my yesterday's worthy enough to carry with me everyday pushing forward. All that you are and all that you have sacrificed will never be not only not forgotten but more so always remembered in deepest part of my heart and soul.

Angela
Wife

June 7, 2013

He did it and for you! He accomplished your career dreams, he has worked hard to be all that you wanted him to be and all that you still wanted for yourself!!! I am so very proud of him, and of you for instilling a flame and giving him the knowledge and confindence of his own self worth to go for it and make that flame burn!!! When he called me with the news today, I could have swore it was you telling me, I could hear your voice inside his and the overwhelming excitement that was had!!! I know that you are so very proud and that your training blood lives inside him and the others. We all miss you so very much and wish that you were here. There isn't a single day that goes by that you aren't on my mind, you live in my heart and I am here waiting till I can see you again.....

Angie
Wife

February 12, 2013

Missing you during these holidays, wishing you were here, wishing I could hear your voice give me some sound advice. I love you with every depth of my heart and my soul. I wish you could see Jos at school, I wish you were here to help us pick out a formal gown for bre and I wish you were here just for me to fall into your arms after a long hard day. Together again we will be and then my heart filled with complete joy once again. Until then I am here waiting.........

Angie
Wife

November 28, 2012

No one has ever loved me so deeply as you and neither have I but only you. You always made me feel on top of this world, made me feel like even though I was nobody; to you I will always be somebody. Even though you were taken from me, I would do it all again, because no matter the heartache now; it will never compare to all the love, laughter, joy and happiness of then. You were the best friend I have ever had, the only one person that could ever fully handle me, and you are still the first person I try to turn to on the darkest of days. I miss your smile, the sight of your eyes light up, the sweet whispers, the notes on the mirror, the sight of a daisy in your hand, my side of the bed, seeing you playing with girls and making them laugh, saturday night at the oldies jam sessions in the car, kisses to my forehead, and the incredible feeling of knowing that while I was tucked safely in your arms nothing could get me there.
Thank you for being such an incredible person, a wonderful and loving father, and amazing husband. Thank you for leaving my heart so very full of memories, my albums full of pictures and videos, my box full of cards and hand written letters.... I cherish them all in remembrance of you and symbols of what wonderful things happen while your living.
One foot in front of the other in the forward direction; is my life now and on my back, in my heart and always on my mind I carry what I once had. Loving you was the easy thing I have ever had to do and losing you is equally as fitting as the hardest. Space separates our bodies but not our souls. Until we meet again I am here waiting...... Happy anniversary my love <3

Angela
Wife

October 22, 2012

I would give just about anything to hear your voice, see your smile or feel safe in your arms once again. I miss you so very much, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, long for you and your love. Some days are easier than others and I have come along way in healing, however some things in life forever change the person you once were. The girls miss you so very much as well and we all do as much as we can to make you proud. I will push forward, wish you were here, and remember you always. You live deep inside my heart, space may separate our bodies but never our souls. Until we meet again I am here just waiting...........

Angela
Wife

October 4, 2012

Tomorrow is a day that I always imagined would go differently than it will. I know you will be there with us and watching over us, however standing alone putting her on that bus for the first time is still scarey. I wish so badly you were here, I wish so desperately that I would be able to cry to you tomoorw as she heads off on her own. Watch over her when I can, protect her and somehow provide her with the comfort you are there. I miss you so very much, I love you will every beat of my heart and I dream of the day I will once again be safely tucked in your arms...... Until then I am here waiting and please help me find the strength when I have none. Uevoli

Angela
Wife

August 27, 2012

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

Josh,

Three years have now passed since we lost you. Not a day goes by that we never forget the impact you had on all of our lives and the ultimate sacrifice you gave on that fateful day. I have strived to emulate you since my first day on the street. I worked tirelessly to instill your strength, courage, wisdom and dedication you molded into me into the four new Troopers I have trained since learning from the best. Your presence in our lives on the road keeps many in high spirits as we go out and get some shift after shift. We will always remember and ensure your legacy continues on in the lives of all soldiers of the law who go out to do what you did everyday. We love you and miss you.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police - Troop N, Swiftwater

June 7, 2012

You will never be forgotten Brother. 8819 forever in our hearts.

Trooper
PSP

June 7, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you Tpr. miller

Lt;j pease
B.P.D.

June 7, 2012

Something's don't change, something's can't be fixed, sometimes a single event in ones life can change the very soul of a person forever. I live life trying to remember the days that you lived rather than the days you have not. I have lived 1,095 days without you and that is 1,095 more than I thought possible 3 years ago today. You were the example of overcoming and adapting when you were here and I am adapting. Living each day reminding the girls of what a sensational incredible person their  father was has become my mission over the last couple of years and successfully I say, we have spent more of the last 365 days smiling and laughing over stories of your life then tears over your passing. We will not be 100% but we are remembering your life and the wonderful memories we were so blessed to have with you. I love you so very much and I miss you more than that. You were  certainly the best and my heart has never been more full than when I was with you. I thank you for the most incredible life and the memories we have to keep you deep in our hearts and souls that fuel our drive everyday. Until we meet again I am here waiting my love.......our souls keep us connected no matter the space in between. 

Angela
Wife

June 6, 2012

While running the Mudder today, I noticed a group of police officers (about fifty of them, and you can tell they're cops) wearing t-shirts that had a badge on the front, and a list of 93 names on the back. The list was all the officers killed in the line since the PA State Police was formed. I made it a point to read all the names as they passed us, and on a water stop, I spoke with some of these fine officers. They were running in memory of Trooper Miller, who lost his life during an incredible act of heroism. After the race I had the great honor of meeting Trooper Miller's widow. She hugged me and a teammate, and I could feel the gratitude she had, and I just hope that she could feel how grateful I was, and am, that men and women like this lived, and continue to serve in communities all over this great country of ours. The icing for me is that Trooper Miller is a fellow Marine. And so, I wish his journey is filled with fair winds, and following seas. Semper Fidelis.

P.O. James Lioto (Marine Corporal)
Syracuse Police Department (former)

April 28, 2012

Today I want to say thank you to you, thank you for loving me, thank you for choosing me to be your partner in life, thank you for being a wonderful husband, father and friend. Thank you for all the late nights you spent talking, and long walks of entertainment, and the love you had for me in your heart. I am so very thankful most of all for every moment I was given during my life that I was blessed to be with you. You are forever in my heart and soul and being here without you sometimes seems like an impossible thing to do. We had so many plans left to do, so many things we wanted to see, so many places left to go, so much more life to live. I hold my head high, I push through those (these) tough days, I carry on to make you proud. I love you so very much and thank you for blessing and showering me with your unconditional love, till we meet again my love...........you will be in my heart and I will be here waiting.

Angela
Wife

March 27, 2012

I don't miss the roses and daisies, I don't miss the letters in cards,I don't miss the bears or presents today. I miss you. I miss the look in your eye when you said I love you, I miss the sound of your voice whispering in my ear and I miss feeling the safety of you arms around me. Happy sweet valentines day my love space may separate our bodies but never our souls. I love you so very much!!
I am reminded today that although the sadness of losing you still lingers....I am blessed to have these beautiful girls here with me and they have reminded me today how very thankful I am for them. We all miss you so very much but live each day, striving for better, to make you proud!

Angela
Wife

February 14, 2012

I can tell by reading all your posts that you were a true hero and more than that a great person. Rest in peace. My heart goes out to your family.

Parole Agent K. Williams
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole

December 29, 2011

Help me today. Stay by my side. Give me strength. I am torn to pieces to see Craig's family today, to know thier pain and the very difficult road that lies ahead for them is consuming my thoughts. I love you so very much, I miss you even more than that and I dream of the day we will see each other again. Till then I am here waiting......

Angela Miller
Wife

December 13, 2011

I am growing tired and weak. My heart aches for you and to be together once again. To be within your arms and feel safe. I am doing my best to be strong for the girls and to keep pushing forward into the holidays, but once again I just feel like I want to stop time or just skip them. I pray that you stay with us through this time and help us find the strength. Continue to give us the signs to let us know you are here with us in some way. I love you so very much and I miss you with every ounce of my heart and soul. Till I see you again....I am here waiting

Angela Miller
Wife

November 26, 2011

Wishing with all heart and soul that you would just come home walk through this door and end this whole nightmare. I try to be strong I really do, sometimes I am better at it than other times. Missing you so SO very much. My heart is just aching to be with you. I love you with all my heart and soul, until I see you again I am here waiting <3

Angela Miller
Wife

September 27, 2011

Dear Josh,

As i sit here and read the many reflections on this page I cant help to get chocked up and my eyes fill up with tears. I will never forget that night I heard the commotion over the radio from your fellow PSP brothers. I remember saying what the hell going on, I knew that it was big from the sounds of the stress in there voice and yet everyone still remained so professional, Go figure its the Pennsylvania State Police.

I just wanted to write on your page to let you know that you have my upmost respect and i know that everyone in Law Enforcement will never forget what you have done. To put yourself in harms way and never swerve from the path of duty is what you swore to, and brother that is what you done. You are true hero.

As i conduct routine traffic stops at the side of a dark highway the thought of you crosses my mind and i say to myself This is not routine, up your game, pay attention. So Josh I guess what i am trying to say through all this, Is you are always in our hearts and prayers and are always offering training, and when the thought of you and the thought of what you went through to save a little boy that was most likely scared out of his mind and feared for his life makes you a true hero........ R.I.P. Trooper Miller

Corporal Paul Miller
Overfield Township Police Department

September 1, 2011

Im thinking of you & all of your family today, especially your 3 beautiful girls as I always have. Regardless of anything, I did all I possibly could 2 help them when it was needed most, but without you, I still knew it could never be enough. Thankfully, I know you are with them in all they do. RIP Josh, aka "Juice"... I will never forget that horrific night & the trying times after for so long & for so many of us, nor will I ever forget u and ur sacrifice.

Linda

June 7, 2011

It is hard to believe that it has been 2 years since you were taken from this world. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and your girls. I hope that they find strength in your love and your memory everyday and know that you are watching over them.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Love and prayers,

Kristen

Kristen Shutkufski Kepner
PSP family member and friend

June 7, 2011

Two years ago we lost a good husband, father,friend and Trooper. RIP Brother Miller. Not a day goes by I think about your Heroic act that fateful night.God Bless.

Deputy Sheriff Jason Dunlap
Monroe Co. Sheriffs Office PA

June 7, 2011

I miss you my friend. Semper Fidelis

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

June 7, 2011

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