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Patrolman Joshua Lee Milligan

St. Stephen Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, January 6, 1990

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Reflections for Patrolman Joshua Lee Milligan

Lord knows I miss my Father!!!!

Shakara Milligan
Daughter

July 1, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Milligan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Rest in peace

Judge Sheridan. ( Danny ) Lynn
Magistrate Aiken County South Carolina

January 6, 2016

Josh you came across my mind again today. I was one of the dispatchers that that worked the night you were taken away. I will never forget Josh. He was a kind gentle soul. Thank you for all you did for us. RIP my friend.

Jk
Dispatcher

April 10, 2013

Hello Uncle its many many years later and your here on my mind and deep down in my heart.I'm forever thinking of you and waiting until the day I get to see your smile again hear that laugh of yours again.Reading all the comments just really reminds me of the kind of person you are I will forever love you and always miss you.

Sonya B Gilliard
Neice

June 22, 2011

It has been 21 years since the end of your watch, you have not been forgotten. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

January 6, 2011

RIP my Brother

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 26, 2010

Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. It has been 19 years since the end of your watch and you have not been forgotten. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable
S.C. State Constables

January 6, 2009

I was on duty when we got the news of your death. Small town departments are the most dangerous, because you are usu alone w/ backup far away

robin flores
former moncks corner officer

March 25, 2008

WISH I HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU, WE MAT HAVE DISTANT RELATIVES SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE. SO MANY PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE DANGER AND RISKS INVOLVED IN POLICE WORK OR THE SATISFACTION AT THE END OF A DAY. REST WELL BROTHER

Sgt. Derrick Milligan
NYPD

February 8, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 1, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 16, 2007

I miss you Josh, I think about you everyday. I enjoyed getting to know you at work. You were very nice to be around. You drove me crazy sometimes and then you would laugh at me when I got mad at you. But all in all we always had good times. God bless you brother, See you one day at heavens gates.

Donna
co-worker

July 12, 2007

I will always remember the kind person that you were, you did for others without any hesitation. You will always hold a place in my heart.

Roberta

June 14, 2007

I am not an officer, but a high school Law Enforcement student doing an assignment on officers that have fallen in the line of duty. I have chosen to do my project on Officer Milligan. “The Reflections” that have been made for Mr. Milligan have truly touched me. I am so very thankful for the sacrifice Mr. Milligan made for his community. He is the kind of person that makes the world a wonderful place to live and I am honored to be able to further reflect on this man with my peers.

Thank you Officer Joshua Lee Milligan for inspiring me.
Richard D

Richard D

March 8, 2007

Rest in Peace.

January 6, 2007

My brother officer I was there that night you where brought into the trama unit at MUSC. I followed the EMT's to the trama unit to see if i could help you my brother officer in some way but it was to late, the lord took you home.. I was just a rookie at the time and did not know you but it hurt me so.it was like i lost my blood brother. Your death was not in vain,it made me a better officer... though we where were of different races,you where and are my brother...I will see you in heaven one day standing next to GOD and St.Micheal welcoming me home...

State Constable Retired,C.T. D'Amato
MUSC/CofC

June 27, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort to your loved ones.

January 6, 2005

Joshia was like a big brother to me, He lived with and worked with my family for years and frequently enjoyed times at home and family meals together. I saw him in his uniform for the first time in 1990 and He was so professional, I had never been more proud of him in my life. I miss him dearly. I dreamed of the day we worked together at the same department, the day we retired, I regret ever losing touch with him and will never be able to tell him how much I cared.

To all those who have fallen, May God be with you.

Pfc. Sheila L Lee
North Cahs. Police Dept.

August 28, 2003

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. THANKS TO ODMP, OFFICERS LIKE MYSELF CAN RECOGNIZE OUR FALLEN HEROS. REST IN PEACE.

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

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